Wednesday, April 25, 2012

April garden notes

First off, thank you all very much for your kind words on my garter yoke cardi!!  I especially loved hearing about all your projects.

I thought today I would share some notes from my gardening journal:
  1. mid April, the 3 Heritage raspberry plants and 25 Mara des bois strawberry plants arrived and were planted in the raised beds
  2. mulched beds with fresh straw
  3. started cutting rhubarb, which was made into muffins, a fabulous upside down cake, and rhubarb compote--mmmm!
  4. the hens have helped by keeping me well supplied with eggs
  5. planted a mauve colored Climbing Blue Angel rose and a double-flower deep pink Gene Boerner floribunda rose, both found on sale for 1.99 each
  6. weeded some more flower beds on one gorgeous, unseasonably warm 80 degree day
  7. covered the new strawberry babies with straw when frost and rain and snow made an April come back
  8. enjoyed the tulips and daffodils from the bulbs put in last fall
  9. have chosen to accept the fact that dandelions are pretty too
Happy gardening!


  1. Beautiful photos! I love the yellow tulips all lined up against the wall. It looks like you are well into your Spring gardening. Can't wait to see what you plant in your raised beds! xx

  2. I always enjoy looking at other people's gardening photos! Yours are lovely!

  3. Those yellow tulips look so pretty lined-up in a row!!

  4. Anonymous6:20 PM

    I really like the little bed of violets. I've decided to let the wild violets fill in a thin area of lawn near a downspout and my compost.
    They should be pretty there, and I doubt they can crowd out my comfrey or my stinging nettle patch!

    I really enjoy your blog, and am always so happy when there's a new post.

  5. Beautiful scenes from your homestead! Your dandelions remind me of my mama who goes out every day with a little fork and digs them up out of her yard. Makes me tired to think about it, but she loves to do it. I leave them because I have a grandson who loves to pick them and bring them to me for a vase. ;o)

  6. Very nice, thanks for sharing.

  7. Anonymous6:24 AM

    dandelion dessert wine... i recently had the opportunity to taste it... intoxicatingly delicious


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