A few tiny orange berries are still hanging on to this trellised vine. Just enough for a sparrow or two to have an afternoon snack.
As the seasons warm up there will be fantastic blossoms all over the trellis. I'll try to remember to catch a picture of them for you. They really are quite beautiful.
This is one of my favorite sidewalk gardens near where I work. I like the formality of the espaliered vine and the neatly trimmed boxwood sitting right in front of it. It is like a miniature formal garden in a 3x3-foot space.
I always smile when I see it. I always think that the gardeners who take care of it pay attention to each tiny leaf and twig. I think they spend a lot of time just contemplating the way their garden grows and watching which way nature wants to take it - then they make it seem so formal.
But if you really look at the way the plants are growing in, you can see that there isn't a 'forced' formality to it. It is really quite natural, just cleaned up a bit here and there.
To me, that's a much more difficult, but much more correct way to garden.
No matter how it got there, though, it is a sweet little spot of Spring.