Just dropping in to let all my blog friends know that I have not forgotten about them or posting in my blog… it is just the fact that it is spring! I have been outside gardening (hope you will forgive me for that;) until my body aches, off to plant stores, and even helping out with the Church spruce up day and collaborating with planting plans.
I have been taking photos off and on…. so when I do post pictures they will reach back into the last month or so. I just am not sure when that post will materialize.
We’ve had some nice rain, here – the kind gardeners love. It has been flooding in Southern Ohio, but the Central part could actually use a bit more rain than we have had.
The farmers have harrowed their fields and planted corn. My lettuce and chard are doing well. The larkspurs came up heavily from last years planting (hardy seeds).
Birds are nesting everywhere around here…. and my mower broke! That, my friends is spring.
I had a few lyrical experiences… perhaps those will find a place of recall and musing within the coming posts, as well.
How is your springtime venture so far?
Hocking Hills Gardener says
It was a busy time around here too until the rain hit. So it will be a good day yet before we can mow to let things dry out a little. We got drown here and the grass must have grown three inches in one day LOL! The farmers did get most of their corn in here before the heavy rain so that should really help them.
Hi Ilona: I would say most of us don’t mind as we are off doing the same things.
Enjoy the day,
Rob (ourfrenchgarden) says
Bloody mowers, tell me about it.
When the grass is growing practically an inch a day,that’s when they go ‘off road’. Come hot droughty summer weeks, no growth and you can bet mowers running like a dream.
Ah larkspur. I may grow some next year. I saw a mauve variety planted in amongst white Ammi visnaga, looks superb.
You’ve had rain and everythings the better for it. April here has been very dry. The weather changed last Thursday and the garden exploded.
John- thanks- it was a beautiful day here today… perfect, I’d say. We will probably be very pent up writers and that will spill into our blogs soon. Our own bumper crop is coming I predict.
Lona Dawn- You certainly are getting a soaking… my yard is a nice, easy to weed, damp. The weeding makes me feel my age, though! LOL!
Rob…how do they know? The Matrix may be fiction, but there is something about these mowers that is suspicious!
It is amazing how fast things get going when there is warmth and rain… we become tropical 🙂 the larkspur are hardy seeds and can be tossed ( well, scratched) into that stand of Ammi. It does sound like an inspired combination 🙂
you want to talk tropical…
24 hours of rain, and then 90
degrees. the asparagus grow 2 feet in the night! new crop of tiny ticks abundant in this early summer weather.
i think that mower conundrum is universal. mine has been out of commission, and the lush tall grass is kept somewhat under
control by horse and goat!
new crop of tiny ticks abundant in this early summer weather
oops, i repeat myself too much, as it is %D