Today we finally had some warm weather. I would have enjoyed sunny and 60 but instead is was sunny and 75. I took advantage of the sun to do weeding in the front flower beds. I raked leaves out, and undertook my first campaign against the invasive gout weed (or bishops weed) that continues to sprout in the flower beds. I’m glad to get at it early when they are still small sprouts that I can dig up.
Here are a few new arrivals. The first daffodils opened on Monday.
Siberian Squills. These were in an out of the way spot in the back yard. Today I moved them up front.
My dark red hellebore began blooming last week. I bought it on sale at then end of the season last year, and planted it after reading about them on Away to Garden.
Here’s the blossom.
Ramps or Wild Leeks. I wanted some of these on our property so last year I bought ones that were being sold for eating. We ate some of them and I planted 6. Looks like they’ve returned! We won’t harvest until they spread.
And here’s how the vegetable garden looks. The grass is really greening up. Most of the green in the garden is a cover crop(rye grass) that I planted in the fall. However I did see the first signs of pea sprouts today.
Tomorrow we are back to April showers, but the weekend looks like more great garden weather.