Since the last time that I posted, which was Easter Sunday, the weather here has been all over the place.
The day before Easter gave us some lovely spring weather. I cleaned up some leaves from in and around the iris sprouts. Years ago, I had a borer problem that cost me a year without blooms, some sad looking plants and a whole lot of work. Ever since then I am vigilant about allowing leaf “nests” for the pesky moths to lay their eggs in. I clean around them well in the fall, but leaves always seem to blow in when I am not looking.
I also checked on some columbine seeds that I had started last summer. When they didn’t bloom, it occurred to me that maybe they needed to go through the winter freeze thaw cycle. I didn’t bother googling it or anything because I also saved a ton of seeds and knew I could replant them. See the little guy underneath the popsicle stick.
I compared them to their parents for plant identification and to verify it was not too early for them to be coming up. Success! By the way, I found out these are also called Granny’s Bonnet.
Easter day was gorgeous! It was a high of 70 degrees and felt more like summer. I got some more yard work done, brought out my patio chair and one of my deck rail planting boxes. I almost planted lettuce. Mr. Midwood talked me down from that ledge.
It cool off a bit more, as expected. Mr. Midwood bought a ton of mulch and potting soil (so I could plant that lettuce sooner than later). That was April Fool’s Day.
Then this happened. Snow. In April.
Thankfully, snow does not stick around in April. One morning I woke up to this.
The sun came out. and by afternoon, we had this.
It has been a bit unseasonably chilly with a sprinkle of more fast melting snow since then. this weekend is looking good though. Fingers crossed.