A beautiful day! On our neighborhood walks, there’s always a new plant or flower to look at; today we saw yellow dandelions, lots of daffodils, some tulips, hyacinth, grape hyacinth, and violets.
The barrels of berries remained more or less unbothered by critters overnight, but I’m planning to add some cedar mulch soon – to prevent weeds, hold in moisture, and add a little acidity.
The seedlings in peat trays at a south-facing window seemed to have stalled, so I transplanted some tomatoes and marigolds into four-inch pots and some basil into a rectangular planter. I also dared, slightly ahead of schedule, to plant the pumpkin seedlings outside. They won’t get as much sun as they’d like, but the tomatoes and berries are my priority. For now I’m hoping we won’t have a late frost…
I planted the honeysuckle right in the middle of the back fence. It’s already the tallest thing there – there are some daylilies to one side and some herbs to the other, but there’s not a lot of height in the back yard yet so I hope it grows up and out.
Last year’s three abbotswood shrubs have come back really nicely and have plenty of green. When they bloom, they have small pale yellow flowers.