You just have to love how quickly things change, day by day! The first ornamental poppies started blooming this morning. They have had bulbs for a while now, and then this morning, two of them exploded into full bloom. 🙂 I was looking at the garlic yesterday evening, and seeing what might, possibly, could be, … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: three firsts, this morning!
Just a quick post about what I found during my morning rounds, before I have to head out. It's a bit of a mix! Before I go into this morning, though, here is the progress I got last night in the new corn block. I got about 2/3rds gone turning the sod before stopping for … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: good news, bad news
We've got some lovely flowers blooming in one of my mother's flower beds. This flower bed has lilies, roses and a current bush my mother had planted. These flowers are mixed together with another type, and are the first to start blooming. When these are done, the others will start blooming. I don't think either … Continue reading Pretty blooms
I'm so loving how the grape hyacinths are looking! Tiny little clusters of purple, in a sea of green. In a few years, we're hoping there will be a lot more purple! 🙂 The Re-Farmer
After the damage to our tulips, plus our dropping temperatures, I thought it would be nice to post pictures of things that are actually blooming right now! The ornamental apples in the old kitchen garden are blooming quite nicely right now! They always tend to start blooming before any of the other crab apple trees. … Continue reading Let’s think of flowers and warmth!
Today, we continued work cleaning up along the west side of the spruce grove, between the garlic beds and the old outhouse. We haven't really done anything there since last year. Here is how it looked before I started. I could see some poplars in here that would make good upright support posts for the … Continue reading Clean up: spruce grove, west side
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 daughter's orchids are looking beautiful this morning! They have been doing very well since she starting using kokedama, though finding a place to hang them where the cats couldn't get at them was more of a challenge! Unfortunately, one of them seems to be struggling. You can see some of the dead leaves behind … Continue reading Morning flowers
We've got some lovely mild weather right now. It's kind of deceiving, to look out the window during our cold snap and see bright blue skies and brilliant sunshine when it's bitterly cold, but now that we're warmer, it's overcast and deary looking. Those insulating clouds, however, are part of the reason we can enjoy … Continue reading A little hint of sunshine
I needed to make a run into town today, and by the time I came back, my daughter had selected a place to start planting, and gotten started. She had selected Eye of the Tiger Iris, and I must say - Vesey's really missed an opportunity for a punny name! 😀 Eye-ris of the Tiger? … Continue reading Fall planting: iris