Another cloudy Sunday, but will it rain? We’ve already had more than five unnecessary inches of rain this week. The backyard is squishy and marshy and full of puddles. We can’t mow.
The flowers love it. The veg do not. I doubt I’ll get a single decent tomato this season, and pill bugs–Armadillium vulgare? I’m not a bug person, so I’m never sure of proper names–have infested my lettuce.
Meanwhile, here is a photo of an old cottonwood tree stump that Jim believes will turn back into a tree. The interesting part is the nest I found while trying to cut back the suckers. Since we have broken robins’ eggs all over the yard, I suspect baby robins lived there for a time.
Here’s to another possibly wet Sunday. Wishing each of you a good week to come.
It’s been raining, which makes wanting to get out in the garden more difficult than if it were sunny. But the daffodils and tulips wait for no woman, and so the weeding has begun.
The potatoes are in as are the beets, the sugar snap peas, and the romaine lettuce seeds. Green lettuce plants are on the deck, hardening off. The asparagus has been fertilized and now we wait for the first luscious shoots.
Toward the end of April, I’ll see how my basement-planted Ophelia eggplant and tomatoes are doing, and think about setting them outdoors.
Yesterday, we had mixed precipitation including rain, hail, graupel, ice, and a tiny bit of snow. Not to mention the snow already on the ground.
The cloud in the photo brought us a cold front.
This morning, we have sun but the yard is soggy with about 5 inches of standing water. Maybe the sun and wind will dry things out, allowing us to prune trees before leaving February behind.
Five years ago, I planted 13 trees not far from the house. Nine are visible in the photo, all getting ready to leaf out. Suckers and lower branches need to be removed before spring. But first, I have to NOT sink to my ankles in the swamp that my yard’s become.