Monday, May 12, 2014

May 12, 2014-Goodbye bluebells

Hello everyone.
With the contest over it seems like all I can do is work work work. There is no time for pictures or reflection.
I try to get out to the garden by 6 each morning. The time is divided between weeding, transplanting, potting up, and then there are the capitol projects. Call it infrastructure if you will.

Not this past weekend, but the one before, our daughter Katie, who lives in Brooklyn NY, was in for a glorious weekend. Together we took out the last of the grass in the backyard.
Here are pictures.

Did I mention that I potted 40 caladium blubs that had arrived a few days before?

But amidst all that work the weather remained cool. That meant that the bluebells lasted and lasted. Here are pictures.

As we dug up the areas to put down the woodchips we dug up the volunteer bluebells (I realize that almost all bluebells are volunteers). By the time we were done we had close to 50 little carrot like bulbs. We sent many of them back to NYC (or rather Brooklyn) to plant at Katie's church. There they will have a showdown with some English Ivy next spring.

We had several good drenching rains today. That will make for good dandelion pulling weather.
I did mention to Julia that maybe we could get rid of the little grass in the front. She replied patiently that we should not do that this year.

I will try to find the time to add more posts as the season progresses. The little iris are blooming, which are always a treat.


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