Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Tuesday Tidings-Garden Update

Overall, it's been another mild winter.
Temps today start out in the 40's,
but climb up to mid 60's, maybe even into the 70's.
Everything is blooming early this year.
It's strange to see winter still holding strong up north
when things here are just getting revved up in the garden.
I hope this brings spring to you,
wherever you call home.

The beautyberry is coming back strong.

There's a lot of new growth on the lemon tree.

What a surprise to see blooms already on the branches!

Lillies should be poppin' up any day now.

A lot of the weekend has been spent weeding
and planting new seeds.

After seeing Lynn's gorgeous leeks,
I decided to give growing them another try.

 This container keeps me company as I hang clothes.
Maybe I can coax a few leeks to join us.

Recently, I've been reading more about edible landscapes.
The ideas in my head are stirring, 
including using carrots and beets as borders in the planting bed.

 I've also got some of these planted in the square foot bed.

We'll see how it goes...

The bicolor African Iris has really been blooming lately.

The calabaza is about to jump out of the cell pots!
This type of pumpkin is especially easy to grow in our climate.
We'll see about that!

 The lantana attract butterflies and bees to the garden.
I can't say I blame them.

Hope you have a lovely spring day!



  1. Such a treat to see green growing things and even some blooms. We're buried in snow up here. I like winter....but enough is enough!

    Happy Spring!

    1. I can't wait to see what you're growing this year! Sending you sunshine to melt all that snow! ;0)

  2. All that green really is a sight for sore eyes! I am still waiting for spring to arrive here. I'm really getting quite impatient!

    1. It'll be soon. Then I'll be impatient for fall because of the heat!

  3. I just absolutely adore the photos you take of plants - they are just beautiful. I must say your first paragraph makes me slightly jealous as the 40's are our daily highs. :) Oh well...... Happy Tuesday!!

    1. You are too kind. I'm sending some of our warmer weather your way today!


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