Still sunny with no rain. The soil at my jobs has already turned into concrete, which makes it lovely to try and pry weeds out of it. But all the hummingbirds (we get three species of them here) seem to be back already, both males and females. Perhaps they got a discount for all traveling here at once.
The sunflowers and zinnias I seeded a
couple of days ago are already germinating. Any day now we should be
able to start leaving young plants outside at night- of course there
will be at least one surprise late frost, but hopefully not a really bad
one. I'm going to risk the young perennials I grew from seed by leaving
them out tonight. They are hardy when grown and they look fairly
The bergenia is blooming; I love the sharp, hot, pink of
it's blooms. It badly needs renovating but I'll wait until it's done
flowering. The miniature iris are also blooming, except for the
blue/purple ones under the dappled willow. They are always behind
because of the shade.
The peas are up (barely) and Tim just
started the corn last night. The greens are suddenly expanding
exponentially rather than just sitting there. In a few days they'll be
going out into their large containers- must remember to get slug bait
and put it in the pots right from the start this year. Heaven only knows
how much slug slime we ate last year before I came out at the right
time and caught the gross devils on the lettuce!
Au Revoir, Bébé
4 years ago