Sunday, April 24, 2016

Garden, actual spring

I thought this was a hyacinth, but it doesn't look like a hyacinth, not even the weird mutations I get because of my lack of sun. 


Those are anemones

Those....were tulips. Dang rabbits.

Put together another little table to put my plants on. The idea is that they won't be in front of the window a/c

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Garden pre-spring

After I carefully planted everything inside, because it was SNOWING, the weather promptly shot up to the 70s. I can't win. 
Pots in the parking lot. The 4 back by the picnic bench will be zinnias, the small green one in the corner will be daisies, the two big orange pots are for dahlias, the ones wrapped in wire are for tomatoes and raspberries. I've planted the raspberry....stick? and hope it grows! But nothing else is planted yet.

Pots by the door - back two are for violas, dark turquoise is for roses, the one by the trellis for black-eyed susan vine, the small purple pot is for parsley (i don't eat it, but my elderly neighbor does) and the pot with something green is for basil and chives. the chives came back from last year!

My reticulata irises did not last long. I'm not sure if they're meant to be ephemeral or if they couldn't take the sudden bouts of snow. There are a few other things sprouting - the far corner is disappointingly empty.

But I found an anemone!

And another one!

These would be hyacinths if I had more sunlight. Mutated hyacinths?

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Mini quilts

I finished binding off a set of mini quilts. These are from 6 to 4 inches











Thursday, March 31, 2016

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

first stage of clearing the garden

Iris reticulata. Or mini Dutch irises. They might be the same thing. And crocuses poking up.


I think those are going to be tulips? If the squirrels don't break them off.





Covering cleared off!

Sort of. I don't have a rake.

And bagged. Mostly. Again, no rake.

Main pots cleared out - the chives are coming back on their own.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Strawberry muffins


I used the recipe from Good Housekeeping for blueberry muffins and just used strawberries instead of blueberries. Seems to work fine. I will make some more and freeze them.