Phlox: by the steps
We have had on again off again Spring weather.
Earlier this week…we actually had a fire in the wood stove; keeping the chill back from the house! Tonight they are predicting 40’s overnight and 30’s overnight tomorrow night! JUST Crazy.
Because of that; I am just getting my garden planted. I have had the beds cleared out and waiting to be planted…but I just did that on Wednesday this week.
I’m praying that everything grows and that the cold cold winter has ANNIHILATED THE GRASSHOPPERS. Yes! I said ANNIHILATED. The ‘hoppers have been the bane of my gardening experience. I know ~I don’t have to tell you.
Today we drove over to Rockwall to see our grand daughter play volley ball and while we were gone it rained here. (it rained there too, but we were indoors. Thank goodness!) When we returned I went straight to the beds to see if anything is peaking through the earth.
Yes! (from top left across—little tiny plum trees and a peak at some spinach that survived the winter AS SEED! ,MIDDLE: radish ,RIGHT : red potato)
I also saw some onions, carrots , and green beans up too!
That is always so exciting to see. I wonder why it is that the rain makes things grow more quickly than watering from a hose? Do you think that is the case or just seems that way? Everything looks so lush and green after a good rain.
I started keeping a journal in 20.11 and it has helped to see where things are planted. I try to take notes as much as I can—last year I failed miserably! I did keep the tags off the trees we planted and drew a diagram of them and that helped as some have died off and need replacing.
The little plum trees that are growing up there in the picture? The Honey planted those—and I didn’t know it. So one day last fall I’m out there putting spinach seed out to see what I could get before the winter came… and he told me “your planting your spinach were my plum seeds are!” Well, I didn’t know.
So I abandoned the whole idea—and ate what came up. Well, about 3 weeks ago…this spinach started coming up! I guess they were seeds that didn’t sprout last Fall! Strange. So I have this little tuft of spinach growing and I have about 9 plum trees; All in a row!
Complete and utter Randomness in the Garden!
How about you, do you have your garden all in a row. Or is it growing wild like mine?!
Til next time, Be Blessed!
"Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends. ~John 15:13~