So, it’s been a while. Lots of new stuff happening, some crap, some surprising, some awesome. Got a good chunk of prettifying done before the drizzle began today.
First, here’s the crap news:
Also, dumbly didn’t take a photo, but I have a bin nearly full of violets that I dug up from proper flower beds.
There’s also good news! I forgot about this plant:
Also? I went shopping! Hit up Canadian Tire and Loblaws this morning to buy some already-blooming and other awesome plants as well as a proper spade and a rake.
Included in the plant mix are pansies, geraniums, daisies, wild thyme, a hosta, cucumbers (!!!!), and lavender. I also bought a hanging basket for the back porch.
I also planted the two planters that live on the porch all summer. We share planting duties with our neighbour, normally, but she’s done it the last two years. I didn’t consult, so I hope she’s okay with my choices (she never consults with us either). Regardless of who takes care of it, spikes and geraniums are always involved.
About ten years ago, I had a traumatic incident with lavender. A bottle of essential oil exploded in my backpack while I was traipsing around Scotland for a couple of months. Everything reeked of it the whole summer and I vowed never to touch the stuff again. I guess I lied, because I am super keen on having this on my porch:
And cucumbers should be ready by the end of June!
Finally, speaking of vegetables, my tomatoes are still doing quite well, though my leeks seem to have dried out entirely.
More work tomorrow. The garden box isn’t ready yet for lack of the right size of Robertson screwdriver. Doh! There’s now an area cleared for it, though. I also started some pumpkin seeds, but they haven’t sprouted yet and are therefore not very interesting to look at.
I’m getting much more excited now that there is colour in my garden. Fingers crossed that the daffodils or tulips will develop bulbs soon; all my neighbours’ are already in full bloom.