Sunday, March 8, 2009

Report from the Garden 3.8.09

The weather this weekend has been incredible. We had a yardsale (very successful), I trimmed the liriope, did some general weeding in the bed in front of the porch.

We built an official compost pile based on Allen Smith's directions in the following video. Very easy, very nice looking, already added to it. We made ours 4 x 8, instead of 8 x 8. I'll take a pic soon.

I also trimmed up the lantana and crepe myrtles, weeded the flower beds next to the curb, killed some ants (life is so glamourous), planted some seeds, did tons of research, cleared out some trees from the backyard, and pressure washed the back of the house.

We also planted a red climbing rose next to the retaining wall... I follow Allen Smith's recipe for rose planting as well.

Our mini daffodils are coming up by the dozens. I'm so thrilled!

The tulips are leafy, little flower buds tucked down inside. I can't wait for them to bloom.

Oh, and our bradford pears are this close (holds fingers an inch apart) to blooming. Seems a little earlier, but then again, the weather is beautiful. 75... perfect for gardening.

And the lettuce has sprouted beneath the hoop house. No signs of the potatoes Mr. Hubby planted yet.


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