The girls headed outside this afternoon, and were excited to ask me if I'd seen the tulips. I had, when I did my rounds this morning, but clearly, something had changed. The tulips have exploded with flower spikes! Most of my daughter's tulips were planted in this spot. Over 50 bulbs in 6 varieties were … Continue reading A tulip explosion!
My daughters and I regularly check the areas we planted things in the fall. Especially where we planted so many corms and bulbs. For those new to this blog (welcome! I'm very happy you're here!), last fall we planted 200 grape hyacinths in one area (day one, day two). In another, we planted about 100 … Continue reading Our 2021 Garden: luffa, Crespo squash, decisions made, and we have sproooooots!!!
Well, I've gone and done it. I've made another order from Vesey's Seeds. What can I say? I couldn't resist! Truthfully, the things I ordered today are not for me. They are for my daughters. My excuse is, they both have spring birthdays, so this is my gift to them! Here is what I've ordered. … Continue reading I couldn’t resist
Along with the three types of garlic that came in, my daughters' flower bulbs arrived. The tulip collection included 10 bulbs each of Orca, Pinksize and Brownie, and 8 bulbs each of Black Hero, Pamplona and Vanilla Coup. There was also 6 bulbs of Gardenia Daffodil. So while I was having fun working in the … Continue reading Fall planting: the last of the flowers, plus other progress
Of all the stuff that we ordered for fall planting this year, the garlic and the grape hyacinth were the two things I wanted. The rest were chosen by my daughters. Especially my younger daughter, who is really interested in flower gardening. No surprise that she was eager to get out there today, and plant … Continue reading Fall planting: snow crocus
No, none of our giant sunflowers are blooming, yet. In fact, we didn't even plant these ones. Bird seed and deer feed we've been leaving at one end of a flower garden have been sprouting. Much of it is in the grass and gets mowed, but right under the platform feeder, we're letting them grow. … Continue reading First sunflower!
With this being our first attempt to do any gardening since we've moved back to my family farm, we are learning quite a lot. One of those things is, there are a lot more rocks in the old garden than I remember as a kid! I had broken up some of the hillier parts that … Continue reading Garden stuff update, and shortened term plans
Today is Sunday, which I try to keep as a quiet day of rest, but of course, the morning rounds must be done. After putting kibble out for the yard cats, I paused to enjoy some of the flowers that have come up in the old kitchen garden. Though we covered the entire area with … Continue reading Morning … flowers?
I am so happy I was able to get back to working on this today! It is now basically finished for this year! Here is where I started today. I loosened the soil and leveled off the space where we could fit 1 more of the chimney blocks. In the process, I realized that I … Continue reading Old kitchen garden, retaining wall progress
After finishing up at the old wood pile, there was time enough in the day to start on the retaining wall at the end of the old kitchen garden. Here is the start of it. We have not been able to get those metal fence posts out, so I was thinking of putting this first … Continue reading Old kitchen garden, retaining wall progress