Despite a very cold wind, I could not be kept in today. I planted my roses. It worked out that I didn't use my compost last fall, as it was much needed for my three new additions. I got them from Jung Seeds. I got a Morden Sunrise Shrub, Rose Prairie Sunrise Shrub, and A Henry Kelsey Climber. Now my rose bed is complete.
This lovely little house finch sang a pretty song while I worked in the rose bed. I sure enjoyed his company.
I then moved to the greenhouse, where my spinach and lettuce are doing excellent. We have enjoyed many salads already this spring. I like spinach with almonds, raspberries, with a red wine vinegar. Kelly likes the lettuce on taco salad and in sandwiches.
If you look closely you can see two of the four heirloom tomatoes that I planted behind the radishes. They were taller, but I planted them deep. We shall see how they do. I still have ten left if this experiment doesn't work out. I did thin the radishes after the photo.
This was my next experiment. If you remember in October I went to Washington DC. Well, while I was there seeds were everywhere. I couldn't help myself, I pocketed some sweet gum, pine, oak and maple seeds. How cool would that be to have a tree from DC growing in my backyard? We shall see.
I also had company in the greenhouse. Two yellow sulphurs danced most of the afternoon. I finally got a closeup of one when it stopped to rest. I must say I enjoyed their display.
I finished planting the greenhouse. Adding some pumpkins, peas, and beans. I transplanted the peppers to the long containers. I also planted some cilantro and broccoli with the DC trees. The big pot holds four Prime Jan and Prime Jim blackberries. I'm not putting them in the orchard yet as we haven't finished fencing the side I want them on. Needless to say, I did a lot of planting. I was happy to have some entertainment from mother nature while I worked.
Don't think I didn't provide some entertainment for my gardening partner. During my escapades, I dutifully threw Ella pine cones. I hope everyone has as productive an Easter as mine was.