Thursday, April 6, 2017

April 2017

Everything is blooming.  It has been a cool, wet spring and everything is growing like gangbusters and I'm busy WEEDING!.

A big surprise as I was doing my garden walkaround one morning, a PINK bluebonnet.  I was so excited and grabbed my neighbor to show him.  He was not impressed.  Seems he had at least a dozen pink plants!.  I put a sprinkler flag by mine so I can collect the seeds and maybe start a bigger patch next season.  So pretty.

The hesperloes sre blooming.

A late stray daffodil.

Each Christmas I buy amaryllis bulbs and after they bloom in the house I will plant them outside.  Several are blooming now.

Four blooms on one stalk!

My apples are growing up.  I'm trying something new this year to fight the squirrels for the fruit.  I'm putting plastic sandwich bags over the fruit and tightening the zip lock to enclose the fruit.  I snip the lower corners of the bag to let out any condensation. Picked this tip up off the internet so we will see if it works.

My latest addition, Sango Kaku Japanese maple.  Bright orange stem.  The leaves should be bright orangey yellow in fall.

One of my best surprises this spring.  Little Zoey is climbing her tree again.  I thought her climbing days were over when she lost her eyesight.  Hurrah for Zoey.

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