Saturday, March 10, 2012
Great Day in the Garden!
It's been a beautiful day here at Chickadee Garden -- to have a Saturday in Spring that is warm, not raining, and not taken up by chauffeuring children around town, and with no other obligations, is rare indeed!
I've spent the bulk of the day working in the vegetable garden, weeding and hoeing up little areas to slip in some radish, pak choy, beet, sugar snap peas and lettuce seeds -- tucking them in edges around the peripheries of the beds so that the center areas can be planted with tomatoes, peppers, squash, etc. later in the season.
The blueberry bushes around the herb garden are in full bloom, as is my peach tree. We are a good 5 weeks from our official last frost date. If the lows so much as nudge 32 degrees when the peach is in full bloom, that will be it for any fruit this year (not that WE have ever picked a ripe peach, but the squirrels would be very sad I think).
The fig tree actually has baby figs on it.
here -- plastic forks. The tines deter the cats! My husband asked if the forks were for when the salad is ready to eat from the Salad Table.
You can see some painting progress on the side of the house here (my husband's outdoor activity for the day, and the redbud tree in full bloom outside the kitchen window.
This redbud is in the front yard. The flowers emerge directly from the bark of the tree, all along the branches.
A very good day at home.
Linking to Show off Your Cottage Monday; Tuesday Garden Party; Farmgirl Friday