I have a few pictures that I took last week that show the update of the garden. I can’t imagine how things are actually growing even though it has been pretty cool here.
The buds on the lilacs managed to survive the two nights of below 30, without turning black. It is amazing. I have to keep telling myself that it is still April and we don’t get that warm until May, but without the snow on the ground for so long, we are all getting anxious around here to get on with the growing season.
I should be outside putting up new and stronger string for this plant. I cannot believe that for so many years, I cut this poor thing off each fall and wondered why it never grew up the wall. Good Grief!
We have all been surprised that this path seems to be growing. We need to get a bit of good potting soil into some of the in between areas, besides the fact of filling in the open spaces. In hind sight, we should have spaced out the sod we had and filled in the rest with some ground cover plants for this summer and planted more grass this fall. Oh well, we will see how it works. There are a few iris plants coming up in the path. I guess we didn’t dig them as well as we thought.
This picture reminds me that she is outside under the steps here. I better get her in before I leave for track practice.
Yesterday when I did a garden tour after church, I noticed that the raspberry bush has leaves in bud. I may do a little trimming on it, but I really can’t wait for this to get going again. I have been told they are very invasive. Hope we are willing to deal with them. I just keep thinking of the day when we have enough for some raspberry jam.
This poor patch needs some water badly. Perhaps that is what I will do when I get away from the computer.
Oh yes, and get these two plants out of the basement window and into the garage so they are closer to outside and fresh air.
These last two pictures are at my mother’s place. The rose bushes will need some cleaning again. These were moved from the back of the house when the porch was torn down. If we would allow it, they would take over the yard, talk about invasive. The lilac tree/bush above used to be two bushes. Currently Roger has a fetish about something living inside it. I have tried to figure out what she is after, but can’t find anything. Well, at least we know where to find her. I am thinking that this bush needs a bit of trimming later this fall.
Not much else to report at this time, hope you are all having a lovely day!! And that you don’t find so many ticks. I am beginning to believe my skin is crawling. Yuck! Ha!!