Pretty Little Things

pretty things in bloom. It’s been raining all week and this weekend we finally have some beautiful weather.

  • Created a pathway in middle of large bed with wood shavings
  • Transplanted a ring of hostas and dayliliies around a tree in front yard
  • Planted rosemary next to existing oregano
  • Created a small raised bed in front mulched area for a strawberry patch
  • Planted watermelon radishes
  • Transplanted Brussels sprouts seedlings
  • Planted arugula inside triangle of peas
  • Planted big Boston lettuce because blonde de cazard never sprouted (old seeds)
  • Planted sugar snap peas
  • Planted uncle Willy’s dry beans
  • Planted cantare beans
  • Sunflowers (moonwalker)

Edging on Easter

  • Edged front garden beds
  • Edged side veggie plot
  • Transplanted blueberry bushes (they weren’t performing where they were so hopefully they’ll do better in their new location. I may have traumatized them too much with the move, we’ll see.)
  • Divided a hydrangea that had separated on it’s own

Good Friday 

A day like today makes me wonder what I could ever complain about. Ever. 

  • Divided a ton of hostas and planted them in a neat row by the house
  • Divided and relocated Oriental poppy to flower bed
  • Divided and moved several sedum 
  • Relocated delphinium along fence
  • Edged front walkway
  • Planted variegated hostas, caladiums, and pink peony (roots)

Greens and peas

Sunny and beautiful today. Planted a variety of greens, shelling peas, and poppies. Also, soaked ‘painted lady’ sweet pea overnight and planted. Blacktail mountain watermelon and petite Gris canteloupe are soaking in a paper towel because they did not germinate in my seed starter trays. 

April Chores

  • ¬†Planted dhalias (black wizard, Rembrandt, brookside Cheri)
  • Planted rhubarb
  • Planted rainbow chard
  • Divided ornamental grass (huge ones)
  • Harvested daffodils for inside
  • Crocuses and other mixed spring bulbs blooming