Tuesday, April 30, 2013
I have not packed for our trip to America. Instead I am getting as much work done as I can in the garden. The gardener planted a wild flower meadow in the back boarder of our new lawn. Today, Nicole and I added wild flower seeds to what has already been planted. We figure variety is good. I don't really know what the gardener planted, so I wanted to add more. And we pulled allot of weeds, but there are plenty more to pull. And we planted some tomatoes, spaghetti squash and cucumbers into the straw bales we prepared last fall. The bales have been outside all winter, and we have soaked them in compost tea and urine to prepare them to be planted. So we will see how well plants grow in straw. And I planted about 20 sunflowers we started from seeds, and 2 pumpkins. I took a few pictures. We have allot of tulips, and our alpine flowers are beautiful. The rhododendrons are starting to bloom. We also have lettuce, carrots, parsley, and bush beans. The 2 year old apple is blooming beautifully. And I didn't take pictures of it, but all our 2nd year blueberries are flowering. I look forward to seeing this garden in June. I don't look forward to all the weeds that will need to be taken care of then, but It should be very nice with the new grass.