31 March 2020

more spring stuff

Ostrich ferns!! I'm so glad they made it through the winter.
(It was mild, so I shouldn't be surprised, but it's my first year with ostrich fern so I'm glad to see it)
green stinkin' hellebores, haha
such an oddity
the purple hellebores turned out lovely
and here's some pink and white ones under the tree
one of the hosta is showing its spiky crown
Rain like jewel drops on the lady's mantle
This is the plant on edge of the shaded sideyard that I feel sure is a wild ginger-
I found two of it, looking nice and thick this spring
It's another one I mean to move to a better spot.

30 March 2020

spring is bursting

pink buds on heucherella
tiny blue flowers already above the heartleaf brunnera
I'm really glad to see my bugleweed (ajuga) has lots of buds!
this one is already reading out to spread onto new ground
columbine so pretty. Intended to move this one to the front yard but didn't yet
bleeding hearts
Rudbeckia emerging
and echinacea
Monarda is thick already
Some autumn joy sedums I planted in a back section of the yard is coming up
Allium looks a bit thicker than last year- maybe it multiplied
Peony was just showing points, and a few days later when I got out to take a picture they're already inches taller, which beginning of leaves unfurling.
I even found that my rhubarb is still alive- though looking quite small. Maybe I should shift it again.

in the garden

Some green things in the garden, perennial or holdovers from last year, like these swiss chard-
and a few bunches of leaf beet chard
there's one plant of collard greens, it grew taller and is forming buds. Looks like a loose broccoli head
One borage on the edge of another bed. In the front mailbox spot, lots of borage seedlings have finally come up
this one already has fuzzy buds forming in its center
Lemon balm looks healthy. I can't wait to use some. Have only a few pinches of leaves left in the freezer from last year, for evening tea.
I planted out two of the russian kale, and cut to eat the others straight out of their pots.

still waiting

the marker in my yard bloomed- bright forsythia in the corner
I held off a few more days to plant the lettuces, arugula and leaf beet chard though- nights still dip into low thirties now and then. Middle section of my coldframe empty because the window pane has a leak and the paper pots get flooded. I need to put a strip of something to seal it.
Young plants hanging out in my little greenhouse: tithonia and amaranth
Leaf beet chard-
Sweet peas and leeks-
Marigolds- what am I going to do with so many marigolds
Celosia- these need to get potted up soon
Part of my greenhouse broke. The door sticks now (I think the wood expanded as it warmed up) and I forced it shut too many times. The piece below the door and one side of the frame came apart. I can still shut it most of the way and the draft is not too bad, but it will need repairs.

29 March 2020

pink and pink

Camellia buds!
one flower actually opened- it has cold damage but still, I'm thrilled.
Maybe the others that open later won't have brown edges, if they don't get hit by more cold