The Potager

The Potager

Monday, April 15, 2013

Garden Update

I love when the flowers of Spring begin showing off! The weeping cherry tree in our side yard is so lovely, you almost don't notice the neglected bed beneath it! We still have so much yard work to do!
Along the edge of the woods in the back are the daffodils that got pushed back there when the yard was being made into a lawn and forsythia branches that my husband just stuck into the ground with no roots, that have rooted and are now making a lovely backdrop for the daffodils.
The half dead Andromeda we brought back from the dump is blooming and doing well.
I've been buying left-over Easter plants on clearance and putting them in the flower garden.
It makes the pathway look so nice, and all of these plants are deer resistant so they will return year after year and multiply.
I took some time this weekend to thin out the raspberry bed. I had a wheelbarrow overflowing with clipped canes. It looks so much better now with space around each cane. Hopefully it will make for a healthier plant - and more raspberries!
I planted my potatoes in the flower bed, which is open, so I put this netting over the  trenches to keep out critters who may desire a potato breakfast. The netting is on a bit of an angle from the dirt piled to either side of the trenches and this has given me an idea of turning this bed into a cold frame this fall. Hubby says a cold frame needs to be near the house, but I think this will work fine. It is sited south facing and has a bit of protection from the Potager behind it. I need to work on plans to make that happen. 
In the Potager, there are more seedlings up. The snow peas and english peas popped up last weekend.
English Peas
Seedling photos are so unimpressive! The beets, pak choi, swiss chard and more radishes are also up, but I'll spare you for a few weeks until you can actually see something! It is still so thrilling though to walk through the garden and find a new plant coming up! I hope all of your gardens are also growing well!

1 comment:

  1. Looks nice! I agree, it is fantastic to see little seedlings for the first time! A couple nice days can make such a difference too.