Friday, April 7, 2017

First Week of April

It has been unusually  cold but we finally did get rains.  So far, a total of 4 inches spread out nicely.  We had frost last night but it was expected so I covered my fledgling strawberry bed with a floating row  cover held down by 6 inch landscaped staples.  These last things have been very useful.  I even used them to peg down wire next to the foundation to deter the  persistent skunk/skunks.

Gardening has been very slow and outside, almost none being done.  Yard crew is coming tomorrow (already postponed one day so keeping my fingers crossed).
I do have sever things up and under the lights thar seem to be growing slowly also:

I did get my Grape Magic daylilies dug up and divided along the south side of the kitchen bed.

I hope to mow this afternoon after the grass dries.

The first clematis is blooming:

 This is Wide Brim host my Sis gave  me.  For some reason it becomes completely lost to view as other things begin growing.

 Another of my 'native ground covers; this time white violets.
and the other one, this time violet.  These were both growing here in abundance when we moved here in 1992.


  1. Violets are so pretty and delicate looking and the bees (and me!) adore them!

    1. If we just had more bees to enjoy them. We are seeing very few these days.

    2. We let patches of clover grow just for the bees. This spring so far I have seen 2-3 honeybees where the clover in years past would be covered in bees.

  2. Did you know violet flowers are edible? A side dish of cottage cheese with violet blossoms on it always seems appropriate at Easter Dinner. And is beautiful, too!

    Those light green leaves on the tree in your header photo really say SPRING!

    1. I am embarrassed this post got away from me. Everything froze up on
      blogger this morning. I couldn't edit or add anything so it got published.

      I wasn't finished and needed to make corrections....oh well. It has been one of those days.

      I did know they were edible but have never tried them. I even have home-made cottage cheese in the refrigerator.

  3. So nice that you've gotten rain and to see the lovelies that are blooming in your gardens.

    Have a nice weekend dear Glenda ~ FlowerLady

  4. What beautiful flowers, especially the clematis. I had them at my old house but haven't planted any here yet. I think that I must add at least one to my spring shopping list. I'm so happy to have found your lovely blog and I have just become your newest follower. While I'm typing this I want to extend a warm welcome for you to come visit my blog, and hopefully you will follow me back. I meet the nicest people in Blog-land and although our climates are quite different, I think that I can glean from your gardening knowledge.
    Have wonderful week.
    Connie :)