Friday, April 28, 2017


(ignore the remains of the tulips. next year I'll put cages over them or something)

The first big bumblebee of the year! Is in there! Somewhere.

Pea seeds!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

I should have put blood in that blog title

I refilled the bird feeder - the chickadees are thrilled. I decided the honeysuckle isn't going to come back after all - not after the squirrels and rabbits stripped off all the buds and dug in the pot. So I put in more dirt and peas and surrounded it with wire. I weeded a LOT of groundcover, which returns no matter what I do - I'll still be weeding it when I'm 90. I also weeded a TON of maple sproutlings. Why they have decided to sprout this year I don't really know. Then I planted more peas in the tomato pot and surrounded that with wire, planted peas by another trellis, and watered. I need a longer hose.


I can't get a really good picture of my daffodils. You don't see the vibrant orange centers. The tulip never opened fully - that was as close as it got, I went to work on Saturday, when I got back four hours later it had been bitten off. Not eaten, just snipped off. Blasted bunnies.

Saturday, April 15, 2017


Polka dot plants

I have no idea how I got to be good at growing these. It just happened. I have done nothing to deserve it. They just....grow.

More sprouts


The raspberry is growing enthusiastically

The clematis has popped up and is expanding daily

Two four o'clock sprouts!

Another four o'clock sprout!

One calla is shooting up, the others are still curled green/white sprouts. No activity from the strawberries.

ONE dahlia is sprouting! I think the rest are dead - I ordered new ones.

Saturday, April 1, 2017


Another day of gardening

I got this row of pots in the Dahlia Forest organized. The roses are at either end - I don't know if they're coming back or not. If they don't, I will do the whole row in zinnias instead of just the two middle pots and maybe add some other tall annuals next year. Roses are too expensive to be annuals!

Dahlia Forest - the corner. I am not sure my dahlia tubers in the basement were alive or not and two clumps were far too large to start inside so I started one here in the middle pot. The two side pots need dahlias and if the ones inside don't sprout I will get new ones.

 Last corner of the Dahlia Forest. The white pot on the far left has raspberries, which are sprouting again! The other white pot will have a tomato plant when it's a little warmer. The large orange pot I put the other big clump of tubers in. Hopefully it will revive. The green pot is for African daisies.

I'm not sure about the placement of the green pot. It just doesn't look right but I can't figure out where it would go better. Hmm. Fortunately it will be easy to move.

  Herb and flower pots all ready - I will plant seeds directly later this month or in May

The calla bulbs in the basement had sprouted! I started them inside. They'll go in the herb and flower garden when it's warmer and they've grown a bit.

A clematis I got cheap - it's got a nice sprout. The dahlia tubers that might or might not be alive.

Four o'clock seeds