Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Spring Blooms and Dirty Dogs

The flowers are arriving with the spring showers.  Blooms in all colors are a welcome sight, after a cold winter.  The pansies are doing well, even with temps in the upper 80's.  There are iris, baptisia, clematis, lavender, comfrey, roses, mock orange, and grape hyacinth blooming, as well as lots of wild rattlesnake weed, atamasco lily, virginia spiderwort, yellow stargrass and azure bluets.


The garden is mostly planted, thanks to J's hard work.  The cutworms have done in another two tomato plants.  Grrrrr...   I've planted seeds of calendula, tansy, marigolds, borage, bee balm, purple hyacinth bean, garlic chives and several basils- lettuce leaf, cardinal, lemon sweet dani and cinnamon today.  A few of them went in the ground, but most went in pots. 

The dogs are now getting into the pond, which is still just under 4 feet.  Would you believe they got baths yesterday?!

1 comment:

cookingwithgas said...

those are happy dogs! I put three bamboo sticks around the base of the plants to keep the cut worms from curling around the plant.
I have used toothpicks as well.