Friday, April 30, 2010
This is a spring photo from last year. I have some more bulbs and more plants in front since then. The river of daffodil bulbs have also filled in nicely as you can see in the next two pictures from 2010.
For next year, I think I want to work in moving the white bulbs. They just seem to detract from all the color. I have another bed under the deck that is mostly an all white garden which they might find to be their new home. I also need to fill in a tulip circle with more bulbs. The deer ate the foliage in early 2009 and they did not recover in 2010. What other changes would you suggest?
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
These daffodils have been in the ground for three years. Every year there are more and more blooms. It is starting to feel like they should be dug up and spaced more. A task I fear doing as I always manage to slice them in half with the shovel. Perhaps it does not even need to be done. How often do you split your multiplying bulbs?
Monday, April 26, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Almost everything is up and about ready to be planted out. The Columbine was the last to germinate, but I got a good germination rate on them. These were the only ones that did not work for me.
11) Oriental Poppy Mix Papaver bracteatum only a few came up
15) Penstemon only 3 came up
16) Torenia Baillonii none, but the seed was three years old.
I need to find permanent homes for these as Thorny Guy wants to claim the mini greenhouse for the tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants.
Monday, April 19, 2010
I have been seeing turkeys everywhere! Today there were about 8 girls and one big Tom in our backyard.
On another note, Thorny guy was busy digging holes this weekend for six new trees he is getting on Tuesday. You can see the tarps and the piles of dirt in the picture. Two each of pear, plum and peach.
Friday, April 16, 2010
These are two year old Greigii Tulips. They are leggier the second year, which is very confusing since all other tulips are shorter since we did not have the rain. Also to add to confusion, the deer/rabbits ate these up this year and for the most part left the regular tulips alone. These are suppose to be deer resistance.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
Thursday, April 08, 2010
Thorny Guy has been busy at work creating these rain barrels. They work like a charm. The first rain storm filled them both up and I was able to water daffodils and some seeds I planted before it rained again. If there is a drought this year like last, we will be more prepared for it.
Wednesday, April 07, 2010
Tuesday, April 06, 2010
I have been less enthusiastic about seed starting this year. Perhaps because direct sowing and winter sowing just seem easier. Thorny Guy though has started his peppers, onions, eggplants, okra, and my tomatoes. They are down in the basement this year under lights to keep them away from Inch Worm's grasp.
Sunday, April 04, 2010
The garlic is sprouting! Looks like all three varieties made it through the winter.
Onions which were stored in the workshop also made it through the winter. They were too small to eat and we forgot about them. Well now they are in the ground again, sure to get bigger.
Carrots and peas are planted also! Wow it feels like we are actually ahead of schedule in the garden. I am sure though that feeling will not last long.