Bet you noticed the new header photo. Decided it was finally safe to replace the winter, snow-covered potager with a bit of spring color. The photo isn’t great, but I just didn’t want to take any more daylight time to fiddle. There’s too much to do in the gardens.
In this brief break between long periods of rain, I’m frantically seeding, planting and deadheading in the gardens. However, I did want to share the progress that the resilient plants have made despite the heavy downpours that sometimes have included hail. Just to remind you, here is the Front Garden the end of March:
and here it is this morning!
The high winds are taking their toll on the tulips, so I fear they won’t be lasting long. Today it is to reach 80 degrees, scattered showers this afternoon…..and then (sigh!) 5 more days of rain and dropping temperatures. I feel I should just sit on the lawn with a glass of wine and savor the flowers while they last….but then the veggies won’t get seeded, the broccoli and cabbages won’t get planted. I worry over the strawberries and gooseberries that are beginning to bloom. Will the rains prevent pollination? Will the winds blow the flowers off? No time to worry; I must get the spinach and kohlrabi transplants into the ground before it all turns to mud again. Hope you are enjoying your spring blooms and that they linger long. Herbal Blessings, Carolee