Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Spring showers for flowers...

Yes, I love the sun, but where are my showers?  I went through all the work of digging out new garden beds in the hopes of having fresh veggies come summer, yet mother nature isn't cooperating.  This time of year is when we start getting these weird rain storms that start after sundown for a few hours and nice weather through the day.  Ideal for the gardener, because you get to have your rain for the plants and the sun too!  But lately it's just been cold and overcast.

Now, maybe I jumped the gun a bit in planting my seedlings outside.  But I did go through all that work preparing the beds that it seemed like such a waste to just have soil to look at.  I guess I will just wait to see if I need to replant.

In other gardening areas, there are these weird shoots coming up.  I have no idea of what they are.  Dealing with gardens that someone else has planted, I keep getting surprised with bulbs that are popping up.  And I am a little scared.  The previous owners are the same people who planted mint in the GROUND.  (FYI- NEVER do that.)  It will take me years to try and get rid of the invasive pest.  So, I admit to being scared that some of these shoots are bamboo.  There was a pokeberry plant too, I can only surmise that they wanted to poison the neighborhood children and attract every deer in the area.  That took me most of the day to dig out and I fear that I may not have gotten all of it.

I do have high hopes for the roses.  I mean, roses are roses, right?

1 comment:

  1. What type of roses?

    And maybe that was the previous owner's plan after all? LOL 'Four legs good,two legs bad'.