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
There are wee little crocuses coming up in the neighbor's lawn, and this is super exciting! I received the sesame seeds I ordered which was also a nice surprise. Not for cooking, you see, but for planting. It's the end of March, and most of my plants are scheduled to arrive in April, and I'm … Continue reading Crocuses! Spring!
I had mentioned that we are putting out feed for the birds right now. (I say 'we' because my husband has been kind enough to feed them when they ran out and I wasn't home.) We have a little Downy Woodpecker who loves the Suet, and I enjoy watching him. He/she is pretty aggressive and … Continue reading That Bird is STEALTHY I Tell You
My plants have been growing like crazy, and I have some photos for you all! Now, keep in mind that this is the first time I've ever done seed starts, so I'm not that great at it. Here are the largest of my plants, the tomatoes and basil. I've already moved them into slightly larger … Continue reading I Have a Jungle in My Closet
Well, I didn't take any pictures, but it snowed last Wednesday. April 18th. The busy season has started for my husband and dad, and they have NEVER attended their meetings with snow on the ground. Kind of crazy, right? We went to Madison for an appointment, and it was cloudy and dim on the way … Continue reading Unseasonably Late Snow
I've been excited about gardening which is probably why it's snowing right this minute and we have three or four inches on the ground. But here are some photos of what I'm looking at. First of all, I'm using this garden planner to help me out this year. A close up of the spring side: … Continue reading Garden Planning!
I love playing in the garden, but I'm not physically able to do a lot, so it almost always requires help from my husband. Unfortunately, during peak gardening season is when his work is crazy busy with meetings all evening, and it gets delayed until late June, and I plant everything late. I hate it. … Continue reading Setting Up Raised Beds in the Garden!