A Return to Jello Mold Farm

March 22, 2013

Jello mold with rabbit

Jello mold with rabbit

While I was out driving in the country north of Seattle, I stopped by Jello Mold Farm to walk in the flower fields.  The beds are still awaking from winter dormancy.  A few more warm days, and this will be a totally different landscape.  Right now, the farm holds just the promise of blooms.

Here are some photos:

Bundled twine in readiness for planting

Bundled twine in readiness for planting

Forsythia

Forsythia

Yellow against gray -- forsythia

Yellow against gray — forsythia

Pussy willow and catkin

Pussy willow and catkin

“I have a little pussy,
And her coat is silver gray;
She lives in a great wide meadow
And she never runs away.
She always is a pussy,
She’ll never be a cat
Because — she’s a pussy willow!
Now what do you think of that!
— author Unknown

Winter bed

Winter bed

Seed head

Seed head

New buds

New buds

Old seed cases

Old seed cases

Single dangling chestnut

Single dangling chestnut

Fallen chestnuts

Fallen chestnuts

Net over peony beds

Net over peony beds

Blossom

Blossom

Last season's hydrangea bed

Last season’s hydrangea bed

Dried hydrangea

Dried hydrangea

Wheelbarrows at rest

Wheelbarrows at rest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9 Responses to “A Return to Jello Mold Farm”

  1. Chris Says:

    Nice early spring photos…I wonder why they have nets over the peony beds??

  2. shoreacres Says:

    Rosemary, I’ve not thought of that pussy willow rhyme in – 50 years? I learned it as a child but it’s just one of those things that disappeared into the mists of time. Perhaps if we had pussy willows here I would have remembered it longer.

    Thanks so much for the poem, the pussy willows and the forsythia! It’s all beautiful!


  3. thanks, Rosemary, for the beautiful tribute to March on the farm

    • Rosemary Says:

      You’re welcome, Diane. Thanks for your open invitation to stroll your fields. I alwyas fall in love with some growing thing there.

  4. Elisa Says:

    Jello Mold Farm always excites me so!


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