Thursday, March 8, 2012
Welcome to my Yesterday
Do you ever get overwhelmed in the spring? It seems you wake up one day and everything needs attention all at once.
The pasture is green, weeds are growing where they aren't wanted, the greenhouse is calling out loudly each day, and it's time to transplant flowers and apply mulch. The list is long and the days are too short.
Yesterday was one of those days....
Maybe you would like to follow me around with a few photos.
The first thing I did in the morning was to check out the stock pond. It took a hard hit last year with drought. The water level is still down about 8 feet. I'm hoping the rains in the next few weeks will take care of the problem.
Everything you see that is brown, is usually covered by water.
You don't want to get too close to this plants. Do you see the barbs?
After mowing the tall grass in the corral, I decided to work in the greenhouse for a couple of hours. I needed to re-arrange the plants and add the new grow light on one of the tables. I have another 72 seedlings that are ready to go under a grow light.
Some of the tomatoes are adding true leaves...they also need a little more soil added to the pots.
The impatiens flowers are almost ready to set in the flower garden.
Another succulent is about to give the greenhouse a new bloom.
The rest of the day was spent preparing an old flower bed for some daylilies I need to move this week end.
Let's take a quick trip around the farmhouse and see what is putting on new foliage.
This is a Lady Banks Rose that is about to be in full bloom. It will be covered with hundreds of roses for the spring.
The Tropicanna - cannas are starting to put on foliage. If you are not familiar with this beautiful canna, click on the above link.
I'm hoping this will be a good year for the Lakemont Grape. It is already putting on new leaves.
Last year, I added a Mission Olive Tree to the farm's list of edibles. I'm trying to grow a wide variety of plants to make this land more sustainable. This will be the first year it could produce olives.
Look at the LETTUCE! It has been exceptional this spring.
This is just a sampling of everything that is trying to take on the new growing year.
My day of gardening always ends with the washing machine, trying to get the dirt stains out of my jeans. After all, I will need them again today....