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That is right. It has seeped into my bones, I believe it started when I was looking at my apple trees and considering how I should be pruning right now. Gardening season officially starts for me when I plan on pruning.
Last year those trees ( most of them) received some major pruning, but they were so neglected that I need to do some serious pruning, yet, this year as well. I will make myself do some exercise this week, because pruning trees with a hand saw is a major effort. I am not in shape for this. It is a good idea to do some regular aerobics and a bit of weights before garden season, anyway.
I was so excited to get my Thompson and Morgan seed catalog. I requested it late, but now it is here and, even though they are pricey, I have had good seed from them and they carry a large amount of my beloved mignonette for a reasonable cost. They had a very nice looking lupine, also, I haven’t grown lupines since I moved here about twenty years ago. They are really easy from seed, which is large and just needs a soak before planting ( like the morning glories).
Oh yes, one thing I want to get that I noticed had a name change: the old leptosiphon is now called “Linanthus”. I will want some of those with some linaria. These two plantings will go well together, both being of mixed colors on the miniature scale.
Most of my seeds I will probably buy in the plant stores when they have their sales. Should be coming up soon. I need lettuce, marigolds, and morning glories for sure. There are always large selections of fine varieties in the store.
I will need to check on my seed-starting supplies, and then get some echinacea seed.
Those are the plans so far, but I haven’t started anything yet.
====ash tree borer====
This is a concern for this area now. They were found far ahead of schedule for Central Ohio and I have a small grove of ash trees, the few trees that survived the early years when we had so much drought here. It is a sad prospect, and there doesn’t seem to be any preventative. I am planning on growing some other sorts of trees in that area, that I need to buy and plant this year, just in case.
If you are interested, the description of my garden.