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Sunday, April 5, 2015

April Tour 2015

  
Front Garden

Forest

Back Garden




Side Garden

Vegetable Garden

Patio

Alley

14 comments:

  1. Your yard is certainly beginning to look more and more like Spring... Amazing how things can change quickly between winter and spring.... Is that a red tulip I see blooming????? Our Daffodils and Tulips are putting on a show here now.

    Hugs and HAPPY EASTER,
    Betsy

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    1. Yes, the tulips are coming and more and more green!

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  2. Oh my!!---You have GREEN things!
    We had more snow this morning. Ack!

    Happy Easter!!

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    1. Well, we could get snow again. It has happened in April.
      Hang in there!!!

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  3. I love your garden and patio.
    Happy Easter!

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  4. All lopoking very neat for the year to come Sherlock. I do think that a secret path and seating area could be introduced into that wonderful forest of yours.

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  5. GonSS, Spring is definitely arrived in Nebraska. I suspect by next week we will be mowing grass here. The weather has been unseasonably warm and the rains are starting to come so the lawns are waking up really fast. Spuds were planted in the garden last Friday the traditional day to plant them here. The onion and cabbage seedlings will be planted outside next week and perhaps the lettuce, radishes, and Swiss chard. It's time to start planting the cool weather crops. We can still get a hard frost up until the middle of May. I have enough seeds to replant if that happens so taking a chance could give me some early greens or not. It's always worth a try, don't you think?

    It looks like we're in for a wet week here. I'm not complaining because we still need the rain to catch up from the January and February dry months. Before we know it we all will be in the throes of busy day gardening.

    Have a great Sunshine state day in the gardens.

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    1. I'm planting outside too knowing I may need to replant. A few seeds are worth the chance to get things going early.

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  6. It looks as if your yard and garden are ready for a productive growing season. It's nice not to see that white stuff over everything.

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  7. Ok, you've it's all prepped up and ready to go. I've noticed the forest is trimmed up along the side so you can see inside the magical realm. Hope some branches grow back to cover that area up. And the other thing I like were the branches in the alley. These make great cover for small birds in the garden. If you put a bird feeder next to an area over branches.....perhaps surrounded by some of your favorite wildflowers.....you would increase the wildlife to your garden. I started doing this over here with my cactus, branches etc and it really has increased my sparrow populations and other ground birds. Plus the wildflowers would increase your butterfly traffic....which I know it already does at your place. I'm just jealous because unlike you, our garden doesn't start over.....it just is all year round. Can't wait to see how it all turns out. Have fun!

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  8. Last fall, we saw some green sprigs where we had to trim the forest trees. Hoping for more green there too.
    The birds are loving the twig pile.

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    1. The twig pile is everything!!! Keep your twig pile and you'll keep your birds:)

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  9. Hi, and Happy Spring, GOSS! I had to stop by here first. I clicked on the first photo so I could see the slide show of them larger. Things are looking great your way. I could see the areas you were talking about having to be careful what you plant. I forgot to look for the area with the pea trellis. I'll have to check that out. My husband and I are about to put some stakes up to support our fence across the front, because it is leaning. I thought about taking it down, but am afraid people would walk across the bed, especially in the spring, when not everything is up yet.

    I have a cold frame I bought used, but have not used it, because I am not sure when you are supposed to prop the window open, and I don't know where the stick is that came with it I'll have to find one. I do have lettuce, spinach, peas, onions, and radishes coming up.

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    1. Hello! I don't think you can see the pea trellis fence in these photos. It's in the first one. As I said, it blends in well. Only in the winter when there are no leaves on the lilac can you really pick it out. We are looking at redoing the front garden to remove all the grass. We want to make a berm and use some limestone we got free from a neighbor who was removing it from their garden. A decorative fence is in the plans to keep people from cutting through the planting beds.

      Nice to get those veggies started. I have my radishes and lettuce in the cold frames. They are usually propped open right now unless a freeze if forecast. The bunnies leave the lettuce alone with it in the frame.

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