Well, it's finally time for some blooms around here. I have about five different kinds of Daffodils scattered here and there throughout the flower gardens. These clumps need to be divided this year. And those old canes sticking up out of them are from some Marshmallows that have become invasive no matter how many of them I dig out each year.
I should cut some and bring them inside. I'm always too tired at the end of the day when I think of that so they probably won't make it inside to a vase before they quilt blooming.
A rusty old fairy watches over the Bloodroot so I don't forget where it is.
I want to dig some up and put it in the native wildflower garden I've been working on. After reading about the best time to transplant I'm not sure I want to move it anymore. Touching it can cause a rash and supposedly burn and erode the skin leaving scars. Yikes! I don't know how I managed to plant it ages ago without any problems.
I used to have a bunch of Hyacinth but they seem to have disappeared. I found a couple of sickly looking ones near the Bloodroot.
There's a sea of Scilla in the flower gardens. They are rather invasive but they don't hurt anything, keep the weeds down and look wonderful in masses. They are always covered with little bees or maybe they are hover flies. I don't really know because I don't want to poke my nose down in there to take a good look.
They are all starting to sprout now. Well, not all, but most of them are up now and I've already planted that Flashback Calendula and the Old Spice Sweet Peas. I usually plant my Sweet Peas right into the ground but the last few years I think something has eaten my seeds before they even sprout. I think that is probably ants carrying my seeds away because there sure are a lot of ants in the ground around here. Then any seeds that do sprout seem to get eaten by deer or rabbits. So, I tried winter sowing them in containers so maybe I will have sweet peas again this year. Stay tuned.
Some of the flowers will go into my new native wildflower area, some will go into the herb garden and some will go into the old flower gardens.
I'm so excited!
Over 30 years ago I read in an old Farmer's Almanac that potatoes should be planted around Good Friday. Don't ask me why. But ever since I read that I have planted my potatoes around Good Friday. It is kind of a tradition around here. Each of those red flags represents a potato hill. Yes, I LOVE potatoes!
Well, this doesn't look like much and it's a little weedy right now but this is my Strawberry patch. I noticed something (deer, rabbits, squirrels?) eating the new leaves as they sprouted up. Well, I read that maybe putting plastic forks here and there in the patch will keep the varmints out. So, it may look weird but I think they are working. Stay tuned.
These three rows are the Onion patch. Some will be keepers and some will be green onions. I buy onion sets. For green onions they get planted deep and right next to each other. For keepers they hardly get buried and are set about 3-4 inches apart. The birds like to pull the onion sets out of the ground so I have to check every day and replant whatever they have pulled up. Yes, we eat a lot of onions.
The Rhubarb is growing and needs to be weeded. It looks like I need to water it too. The ground is very dry and we have not had any April showers yet. Maybe today?
Hope all is well in your world. Have a wonderful day!