Mums in post-Christmas bloom

I was lucky enough to have some time to deadhead the mums this morning. They were trying to bring some color in a relatively colorless lily bed.

 12/27/2011 Mums in Winter Bloom (1) 12/27/2011 Mums in Winter Bloom (2)
We think we’ve discovered what’s been grazing on my garlic chives…a big unwelcome rat.