Monday, April 25, 2011

What's blooming April 25

I've lost the desire to blog!  The will is there, the energy is not.

I spent the whole weekend cleaning and weeding the home garden.  Sean and I dug out the miscanthus plants from the median strip - they were out of control.  I will plant something much tamer and smaller, like catmint.  There's not too much else to plant other than the window boxes.

My redbud tree this year is glorious.  It makes up for the sad shrub that is my virburnum, valiantly trying to recover from the squirrels eating the buds.


Grape Hyacinth

Moss phlox

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

It's April!

I would blog more often except my daughter, who happens to have her own laptop, prefers to use my computer to do work.

Yesterday I transplanted the spindly tomato plants - not sure how they will do.  There were certainly enough of them and I ended up putting some into the cold frame too.  Here are some pictures of the various blooming plants around my front and backyard garden.

Spindly tomatoes!

Transplanted into bigger pots. Now resting on the back porch

A cardinal on the garage roof


Another kind of lungwort

Leftover broccoli seedlings - I planted a bunch around the back yard.

Quince, ready to flower

Mahonia berries
The last of the winter leeks, harvested on Saturday.  Destined for leek and potato soup tonight