With each season, 365 1/4 days of the year, Birdsong Pleasure Garden is lovely.
In March, we await the early bloomers such as eranthis, cornus mas, hellebores, and crocus, as well as the return of migrating birds.
By April, the perennial beds are covered with bursts of flowering bulbs. The fruit trees are blooming and ready to be pollinated. The fragrance of spring fills the air,
and birds are busy preparing their nests.
May and June are a parade of every color of the spectrum; the greenest greens abound, and each flower draws your attention with its color and fragrance.
Summer settles back into a regular rhythm of warm season blooms. The vegetable garden is producing. Summer is a time of continual maintenance and harvesting.
Bees, butterflies, birds, and other critters are found inhabiting and enjoying the garden.
Fall's color palette is gorgeous with deep reds, bright yellows, warm greens and browns that cover the landscape in every direction. The blue of September's skies are bountiful, and a sense of winter's arrival surrounds us.
Winter is a time of rest for the plants; and for us, and an opportunity to see the hundreds of birds at the feeders. Even still, flowers such as, hellebore, snowdrops, and wintersweet do bloom in January. The winter coldframe is great for lettuce, kale and spinach, those "cool season" crops, to grow and harvest.