This last week has been fantastic. The weather is warm enough to work outside and the humidity is still low. The gardens are bursting into bloom. I have snapdragons, carnations, dianthus, pansies, and petunias already in bloom. The hydrangeas first blossoms opened yesterday. My lilies have buds all over them.
Cornucopia In The Making
The trees have leafed out. The berry bushes are making berries. The grapes have buds on them. Best of all one of the peach trees we planted two years ago is covered in little peaches. We even have on plum on one plum tree, with a nest full of birds to boot.
In the veggie garden the peas have buds one them; the brassicas are finally getting large enough to think they might actually produce something; the spinach is taking off. Seeds are sprouting everywhere: summer squash, cucumbers, yard long beans, and melons.
The seedlings are getting rangy and need to be hardened off, but the weather has been cloudy and grey so they’re still waiting for a real challenge.
I’m continuing the yard cleanup. I’ll tell you, I learned my lesson. I’ll not pass on doing the fall cleanup this coming season, that’s for sure.
My husband and I got together a couple days ago and put together a project list for the yard, so now I have some extra help in getting the bigger things completed.
RIP Little Mower
The only downside is that our aging push mower, which my husband has spent three days getting everything working to weld the broken handle, blew something this morning and lives no more, RIP. It did a valiant job. We found it by the side of the road, someone moving had left it there for the trash and it mowed for us for 11 years, not bad.
So, besides the fact that the weeds are now knee high, everything is springing forth gloriously.