Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Feels like spring

I just put in 4 new perennials (3 red cardinal flower, next to the fence and bench), so lets hope we don't have any more nights in the teens!

We have bluebirds back in the yard, and the goldfinches are bright yellow again. Things are still behind a bit --the daffodils and tulips are up but not blooming; all I have are crocus's, blue squill, and glory of the snow. And the two snowdrops the squirrels haven't eaten. I'm always a bit disappointed in the spring if I didn't plant any new bulbs in the fall, so this spring I'm a bit disappointed :-) They say it might be 70 degrees tomorrow. The river has completely sprung it's banks --right now you can only tell where the river bed is supposed to be by the tree lines. All the fields surrounding the river are completely under water. It's kind of cool.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

In the garden

Today, after church, I finally got the obedient plant dug up and threw it in the compost. Amazingly misnamed, and a wretched plant. I actually have a pink one, with variegated foliage, but it's not very prolific or strong. It is actually coming back as a handful of growing tips this year, which it didn't do last year, so maybe it will be better. But it's nice to have the white one gone.

I didn't get the big sedum split though. Another day.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Sunshine on the ground

Yesterday was that back-end-of-the-low kind of day --cold northwest winds after storms the day before with a low pressure system. However, a small patch of yellow crocus bloomed in the back garden --a little patch of sunshine back there. It's supposed to keep warming, so the daffodils and tulips should start shooting up this week.