May came in beautifully a great day to be in the garden
Things looking good
lots of chores finished or almost finished.
Gnomes have moved in under the ginkgo tree
several raised beds fully planted
the mini hosta bed re-egged and mulched.
still moving plants in and out of the greenhouse
80 one day and 32 the next night
the winds have been fierce and I have had to move some seedlings and tomatoes to the North side in a sheltered place
picking from the lettuce and spinach bowl till the ground salad greens get large enough.
Not very happy about having to put everything on hold , I had places for many of the plants and had to move them to the garage for safe keeping
snow started Tuesday morning , and snowed all day till we got 3+inches
then a hard freeze, 24 degrees overnight
the snow melted the next day
I had covered many of the veggie boxes with vintage tablecloths
rather looked like a patchwork quilt garden.
today I finished putting most of the plants in their places.
Frost this morning
had to use the beach umbrella to finish planting the onions this afternoon.
lovely flowers on the trees
every thing is growing so fast I am concerned a hard freeze predicted for next week
had to uncover the broccoli they have outgrown their little cloches
Last year they suffered a freeze in May
I should not put things out so early but can't get it all done in two weeks so must start early and hope for the best.
Rushing this week to get some more seeds in ground before the rain today
peas and beets
.almost missed the Juneberry blooming
the big daffodils are finished and the small and multistemed are in full bloom
they seem to have a much stronger sent
Purchased a few plants from the local market
hard to resist 4 packs of perennials for 3$
trying some delphiniums and babys breath for the cutting garden.
The end of March saw four 70 plus days followed by rain and four 40 degree days , like a roller-coaster.
then there is April ..Snow on the first (No fooling ) they said lake effect snow .Lake Michigan is over a hundred miles from us , that was a good strong north wind....And this morning it was 19 when I got up.
closed all the shelved plants in the shed and greenhouse and lit lanterns
I picked five vases of daffodil's for the house but they didn't seem to mind the cold
and the grape hyacinth are popping up everywhere.