A busy day in the garden:
Sage and I planted eight Yukon Gold seed potatoes (cut up into sections containing two eyes each, and "hardened" for two days) in a new bed she helped me dig a few days ago.
Cut more runners from my two lilac bushes and spread them along the picket fence. (I plan on keeping them shoulder height). I then spread some wood ash (collected this winter from the fireplace) around their bases, and watered it in.
My California poppies have emerged from the soil. 18 days ago I sewed a large packet of seeds in a few spots around the garden. As a former Californian, I love to see them flowering en masse.
Put some seaweed-based compost/mulch around the roses and peach tree.
My muscari are up and about ready to turn their grape color.
I have so many new and unknown shoots coming up after fall seeding. Hopefully I'll be able to identify them once they leaf out and bloom.
Indoor gardening: potted up my zinnias and hollyhocks, since they've outgrown their little seed-starting cells.
Plant obituaries: it's time to give up on my lamb's ear and two lavender plants, all of which I had growing in pots last year and should have protected from the cold over the winter, but left them on my front porch. I also salvaged a mildewy hydrangea last summer from a nursery (for a buck), cut it back hard, and hoped it survived. It didn't. My ten mums are also struggling to come back: about half of them look healthy.