Saturday, March 18, 2017

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Warm weather today gave me a chance to plants some seeds in the garden:  peas, radishes, kohlrabi and lettuce.

My wonderful husband helped me raise the water cube we use to store rain water.  It'll be easier to fit a bucket under the spout this year with it up another six inches.

I painted the welcome sign I shared in the last post.  Check it out in the right hand column.  :-)

I'm transplanting a few things.  I moved some chrysanthemums, and put these new wire cloches I purchased over them until they get start in the new place.

Still very dry here.  I have soaker hoses running.

Thanks for visiting.  Hope it was a nice day in your garden.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Another beautiful afternoon to be in the garden.  The calmer weather has allowed the firefighters to get the area wildfires under control.  So sad to hear of the damage.  We had a tiny chance of rain this weekend, but I just checked the forecast and it's been removed.  As I dug in the soil, I could see how dry it has become.  So, I ran a soaker hose while I pulled weeds, moved some of my galvanized containers, fixed the weather vane and enjoyed the birds!  Above is some garden art that needs paint.  I'm thinking red.  Hope your March has good weather for the garden.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

A beautiful day to be in the garden!  Monday and Tuesday were just awful here.  Such strong winds pushing wildfires across the plains of the Sunflower State.  A sweet friend's home was damaged.  Luckily, crews got the fire out before it took the whole house.  Others have not been so lucky.  Lost homes, farm buildings and so many animals.  We really need rain.  At least having a calm day is letting firefighting crews get things under control.  I spent the afternoon cleaning up some more planting beds.  Need to repair our weather vane and need to buy some paint for a few pieces of garden art.  A sweet garden friend shared some tete-a-tete bulbs with me a few years back.  They are showing off right now.  Hope all is well with you.  Thanks for visiting.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Some hyacinth bulbs are starting to bloom in the garden.
It is very warm and very windy today.  Took about an hour to clean up some flower beds.  Not as much henbit and chick weed to pull as I thought I'd find.  Some vinca vine from a container on the patio rooted its tendrils into one of the beds.  Hopefully, I got it all dug out.  The butterfly bush has some dead sections.  I don't know if it's aging and that is normal or if the drought has affected it.  We've had a very dry winter.  Digging in the soil shows that I need to start watering.  Came in from the wind and am now enjoying watching the birds at the feeders from our kitchen table.  I can clearly hear the chimes with the window open on this early March day.  Thanks for visiting my garden.  Be well!

Saturday, March 4, 2017

7 Years

Garden on Sherlock Street is now 7 years old!!  I love the number 7.  :-)

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

March Tour 2017

Front Garden


Back Garden

Side Garden

Vegetable Garden