Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Spring clean-up

Spring clean-up: raked the driving strip, revealing lots of bulbs poking up underneath (mostly daffodils). Buds on the lilacs and peach tree. Pulled the leaf mulch away from all but one of the rose bushes. Trimmed the butterfly bushes, most of which didn’t seem to make it through the winter.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Filling the Raised Bed

Finished adding soil to the raised bed, and plant the two peas that Sage started in a peat pot two weeks ago. Then planted out the lettuce that I had in yoghurt containers under grow lights.
Put two pansy flats in pots on the front porch. Planted my peas, carrots, spinach, and mesclun mix in the raised bed – in the rain.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Raised Bed

Cleaned up most of the garden, except leaf mulch around the roses and lilacs.  Built a raised bed! 4 foot by 10 foot. You can read more about how I built it here.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Starting ipomoea

Started morning glory, cardinal climber, and moonflower seeds in peat pots.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


The crocuses are opening!

Transplanted the sapphire lobelia into a window box (though still indoors, of course). Soaked my morning glory, cardinal climber, and moonflower seeds. Started iberis and saponaria.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Crocuses are just about to open.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Clearing snow

I cleared the snow from my crocus and tete-a-tete’s. There is still much snow around the rest of the garden. But it’s nice to see some bare earth.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Desperate for Spring

My lobelia have emerged. Soil temp is only 65 degrees.
I am desperate for Spring.
Enough snow has melted to reveal my crocuses poking out about an inch.

Friday, March 13, 2009

The sweet william have emerged.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Lobelia and Sweet William

Started lobelia and sweet william in flats. Irises have been poking up under the drip line.