I mowed for the first time today. The neighbor had mowed once for me already. Nice thick green grass without as many dandelions as last year.
I took stock of my yard and gardens.
The iris bed is doing really well. I set that up as a huglekulture bed and rain garden. I can’t seem to get anything else to grow in the bed though.
My roses that where doing well last fall made the winter. I am disappointed in my climbing rose. It’s not climbing. None of the roses are getting very big. Maybe this year?
The back yard is full of violets. I just love this! One of the favorite aspects of my back yard.
I’d topped my apple tree before it budded out. I am going to grow the tree in a flat plane. This is called espalier. I’ve got 3 or 4 pairs of branches. This is going to help screen my yard from the neighbors. I may get apple’s in another year or two.
My grape made the winter too. It didn’t grow at all last year. I hope it takes off this year. I am re-working the other plants around that fence and maybe that will help.
I’ve got some garlic that is coming up. I need to figure out when its best to start to harvest some of them.
The bamboo seems to have not made the winter. Bummer.
I am starting a new raised hugleculture bed. Going to try to get a woodland type garden growing in it. Going to be a post on it when its done.
I started a bunch of tomatoes this year. Should be good. Going to put them in different spots.
Lots of ideas…