Well, the past week or so has been unbelieveably rainy and we are expecting another 1-2 inches of rain tonight. I guess I'll just have to learn to like rain! At least it's not snow, right? But yesterday was beautiful and I did get some planting done. I'm trying wide raised beds in my vegetable garden this year. I should be able to plant more in less space (always important for me, since my garden plans always end up exceeding available space!) and hopefully use less compost/manure and less tilling (always by hand, so it's a big job!).
And look what else I just planted! I'm so excited!
The crocuses have pretty much finished blooming. We had some below-freezing temeratures overnight about a week ago and several flowers froze. I shouldn't complain, though. They did bloom for over 2 weeks! Now the Glory-of-the-snow has taken over, and the grape hyacinths and daffodils are starting to open.
The forget-me-nots seem to like the rain and have turned such a lovely green. I let them self-seed wherever they wanted last summer. They are going to be magical when in bloom along the new wattle fence!
This will probably be my last post for at least 2 weeks since I will be travelling. I'm a little nervous about leaving all my precious plant for so long, but my sister is going to be tending them for me. Thanks Dorothy! :) I just hope I don't miss seeing my tulips and hyacinths in bloom! The buds are just starting to show above the floiage this morning, and I caught myself telling them they have to wait for me!
Where am I going? I'm not telling yet, except to hint that I may have some very exciting pictures in my next blog post!
I am a passionate gardener and seed-saver, who also enjoys playing the violin and accordion, running, spending time with my 4 golden retrievers, keeping chickens, photography, and reading. I also blog for Heirloom Gardener.