Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Weeding update

Well, we have had two non-raining days in a row!  It's been so nice to be able to come home and spend an hour or two working outside, like a normal summer.  It finally feels like we are accomplishing something.  Unfortunately, there is a long way to go.  Yesterday and today we were able to cut the grass down another layer, getting closer to our ideal length.  We also have weeded a good portion of the butterfly garden and the new hydrangea bed, preparing for mulch which we will hopefully get to this weekend.  We also cleared out the small bed in front of the shed in preparation for our new rose bushes and we took down a nasty tree in the front flower bed as well as some suckers growing along the fence.  Next we hope to clean up the front flower bed and get the new plants in the ground!  Plus new mulch all around.  After we get the flower beds tidied up, we will move onto the veggies which are also a mess.

Monday, 23 June 2014

I promised...

Well, I promised an rained!  The lawn got mowed in between showers, but that's about it.

Friday, 20 June 2014

Elephant Ears

So, I am pretty sure we have gotten over a foot of rain in the last week or so, which means the weeds are very happy and I haven't gotten into the garden at all, but I promise to update on Sunday after a full day of weeding!

I did just cut a whole bowl of lettuce for dinner, taste testing as I picked it.  It doesn't seem too bitter given the hot temps we have had.  I did throw out the radishes though, they were super bitter!

In the meantime, I am super excited to say our Elephant Ear Bulbs have officially survived the winter!  We stored them in a portion of our garage that stays around 50 degrees in a brown paper bag.  We saw little sprouts come up a week or so ago, but the leaves have now unfurled and we officially have little plants!  They were planted mid to late May, so it took just over a month.  I think/hope now that they have leaves they will grow quickly.  Aren't they fun? 

Also, here is my Zinnia.  So pretty!