Getting an Early Start on Gardening
In order to make space for everything I want in my garden this year, and in order to make things easier to move around, I decided to move my strawberries. They were in the middle of my garden space (since I expanded it last year) and were really just in the way. I moved them to the very front of my perennial garden. I’m not sure if it’ll look weird or not, but so far, I think I kind of like them, there. I would LOVE to have a completely edible/ornamental perennial garden some day :)
|Strawberries! I hope they survive the transplant okay....|
The other thing that weirded me out a little bit today was that I actually had to weed! It’s not even April yet, and I had lots of weeds springing up in my perennial garden. I started out by just cleaning up all of the old dead leaves and branches from last year, and ended up spending a fair amount of time pulling weeds, as well – including one huge one that I swear was part cactus. But now that all of that junk is removed, you can really see all of the things starting to come up in the garden! I had some bulbs poking through the ground several weeks ago, and was a little concerned; but if this weather trend continues I think we’ll just get some early flowers!
|Tulips, irises, and daffodils are all coming up strong!|
Pretty much everything else is at least peeking through the ground, too.
|How ugly and barren it seems here! March 24, 2011.|
Hi there! My name is Dana and I live in West Michigan with my husband, Tom and our dog Happy Gilmore. I created this space as a place to share the things I learn along this journey I call life. I work in marketing and I'm a sort of Jane of All Trades, interested in all things nature, gardening, cooking, exploring and learning new things. This blog is a conglomeration of my interests, hobbies, life and life lessons. Thanks for stopping by!