It's spring, and our tree bloomed! It's all gone now, but here are a few photos I caught of it. First, our front sidewalk: Then looking up through the branches: And finally, a close up of one of the drifts of petals at the end of our driveway: The last one is so pretty that … Continue reading Just a Moment of Lovely
It was warm out, day and night, and it was nearly the final frost date for this area. I checked the weather, and they expected the next two weeks to be balmy and nice. So I planted my tomatoes and basil outside. They didn't even stay out there three days. My mom called to warn … Continue reading I Swear I Checked the Weather
I planted five little sticks of American Plum just last week, and they were starting to bud already. So exciting! There were four on the right side: And one tucked in the gap between the apricot trees where one of them had been eaten by deer: All was looking well, but when I went out … Continue reading Farewell, My American Plum
Nearly all of my plants are budding, including the blueberries and currants that 'died' last year. I almost pulled them out of the ground in disgust, but the currants had 'died' several times and come back in the spring, so I gave them another chance. And they came back! I couldn't get a good photo … Continue reading Stop Faking: You Ain’t Dead
I started planting fruit trees on our property in 2015, starting with apricots. 2016, apple trees. 2018, Nanking Cherry bushes. 2020 American Plum. I've been planting, but none of them have ever blossomed, which has been a huge disappointment. Well, the apples came with blossoms but never produced after we planted them. This year the … Continue reading My Cherry Trees Have BLOSSOMS!
I have all my seeds now, so it's time to start my plants! Last year I started in December, which was ridiculous and led to very leggy, frail plants.. Lesson learned! I used glow in the dark pots, of course. Here's where I sorted what would go into pots, and I set the rest aside … Continue reading Starting Moar Plants!
We have a flowering tree in the front lawn that is GORGEOUS right now! And my lilac has bloomed. I think the tree out front is a crab apple, but I'm not 100% sure: There were lovely drifts of pink petals on the ground, but I didn't think to take a photo of them before … Continue reading Our Trees are Blooming!
Today my husband was SUPER NICE, and we put in a new grow bed, and I planted a ton of stuff. It's a little earlier, so I just grabbed the truly out of control plants to put them in the garden. They're a little wilty, but that's because I hadn't watered them yet today and … Continue reading New Grow Bed and Planting!
SO MUCH greenery is coming in, so I took some photos for you! First the ones that I could identify and then our mystery plant. Here's is our rhubarb, already going strong: The lilac bush growing leaves: Chives: The few cherry bushes that survived rabbits this winter: And: The lavender that has come back: And... … Continue reading What, Exactly, Is That Plant?
We ordered this grill from Home Depot since Andrew was listing so badly and shaking so it was dangerous to cook on him. Sorry, Andrew. This is our new grill, who we're calling Swinger after the brand. She was a HUGE hassle to assemble, primarily because the top and bottom came nested in each other. … Continue reading Meet Swinger, Our New Grill