Chronicaling the lunacy of taming three acres in Tidewater Virginia, one square foot at a time!

"Gardens... should be like lovely, well-shaped girls: all curves, secret corners, unexpected deviations, seductive surprises and then still more curves. ~H.E. Bates, A Love of Flowers

Saturday, March 13, 2010

The First Big Gardening Day of the Year!!

Ok...maybe that is a bit of an exageration, but it was a beautiful treat of a day, considering that the forecast was abysmal. The heavy rain and wind seemed to slide to our poor northern neighbors. We enjoyed changeable skies and temps in the 60's. Everything is saturated and the ditches are full!

I poked around here and there, noticing lots of clumps of perennial things coming up.

Put in a few things, that overwintered in their original container....a white daylilly and two bellflowers with those cool blue popping flowers.

The blueberry bushes all have buds on them.

I put in a couple strawberry plants.

The onion sets I laid in a week or so ago have started to pop through the mulch.

I though these seed heads of the "Green-eyed Susans" were a cool picture.

Sowed row of beets and carrots. All the other little seedlings are coming along...arugala, lettuce, radish, spinach, two varieties of peas. I also put in red and green cabbage and some broccoli.
I am following along with this site, which seems to be spot on for timing.
There were limited squirrel shenanigans today, though we did find a small (fat & happy) mouse in the dog food!
The Welshie has taken to "bathing" in the flooded picture, just think, "mudpig."
Can't wait to get out there again tomorrow!

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