Monday, April 1, 2013
Mother Nature's April Fools Joke: Sunshine!
Although it feels like summer, the birch and cottonwood trees still cry winter...
While Japanese maples are beginning to shine through in their brilliant coats of spring color.
The way this rhubarb picks up the late afternoon sunlight is almost surreal.
These tomatillo seedlings were sprouted from a single $1.29 packet (same price as a song on iTunes). With the price of the peat pots & potting mix added in, it's still under $6 for three trays of seedlings.
Speaking of edible plants, the peas are all doing fantastic. And the spinach planted around the perimeter has finally germinated. I am sure the neighbors think I am crazy when they see me out watering this time of year, but I can't let that soil dry out!
I'm trying hard not to brag, but look at all these beautiful strawberry plants! This is the June-bearing patch. I have an ever-bearing patch on the other side of the house. Blueberries & strawberries go great together - not just on waffles, but in the garden too.
Ah yes, there is most definitely a light at the end of the cobblestone pathway....