So much is blooming it is hard to keep up making notes on it all. The cherry trees, pear, and peach are all in bloom-probably the apples, too, but I didn’t walk out that far to check. The crabapples are breaking into bud, the ‘Snowdrift’ variety has been blooming for most of this week already. Lilacs are coming into bloom, and Amelanchier canadensis is exhibiting some of the best bloom since I planted them… the larger one, A. laevis, is developing fruit – I missed seeing the flowers ( I only have one of those trees). Redbuds are in full bloom, now, too. Viburnum burkwoodi is blooming and adding its scent to the air.
Everywhere the show of the ornamental trees is just spectacular. It is going past a little too quickly in the warmth and dryness, though, so I hope we get decent rainfall soon.
I’m behind as usual, but if you are on top of things it is a good time to take notes on spring blooming bulbs that you would like to add to your garden and check out pleasing combinations in public gardens and as you pass through neighborhoods where people take an interest in their landscaping.
It is funny how we influence each other in this respect. If you live somewhere where the landscape is dreary or boring, your example of creating your own personal gardened space will prove catching. I noticed this when we lived in the city. It was an old rundown neighborhood, with a past of transient tenants, that was making a turnaround. At the time there were a number of young twenty somethings ( my age at the time!) interested in renewing the houses and yards of the area. Our efforts inspired and built upon each other… and I think this is what happens in neighborhoods. They develop a collective spirit, each family adding in their own care or neglect as the case may be. Example speaks of possibility in the minds of those who pass by daily. Like the Bible says, iron sparks iron and people are like that in igniting creativity in one another. I think this is why just one garden can become the inspiration for many others in its vicinity.
We really do make the world better, or at least we can.
Today I planted the morning glories. I really waited too long and I hope they grow well for me this year. With all the doctor appointments, attempts to catch up on my blogging, and homeschool I just have procrastinated on gardening tasks again. Really, I would be a much happier person if I could just garden the majority of my time.
The broccoli plants and flowering kale are doing well. My dear husband has enthusiastically been tilling my back vegetable garden- it is so exciting to have that large space in production again- I will have wonderful tomatoes and peppers back there! It was always better for the veggies because it gets full sun all day. I had worked hard on improving that soil for a number of years, it was a shame to have it go back to grass- so now it is still good soil, but the first year after sod is not usually the best. We’ll see. I bought some organic fertilizer to improve my vegetables, it is mainly pelleted chicken litter- I used to have my own source, but now I buy it!
Until later, my friends- keep gardening and be blessed in it:)
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