Wednesday, March 28, 2012

what’s blooming

The little stunted tulips next to the driveway:



Forsythia:



Violets:



Apricot trees — in our yard and all over town:



Monday, March 26, 2012

to-do list - spring 2012

Hey hey! It's spring again! Time to do stuff:
  • prune back yard chamisa 3/26
  • prune front yard chamisas 4/1
  • deadhead back yard perennials 5/6
  • deadhead front yard perennials 4/1
  • prune sage 3/26
  • get some mushroom compost 3/31 + add to raised bed 4/1 + south-facing bed 5/6
  • run out south-side rain barrel(s) to the apricot tree 3/31
  • run out back rain barrel to south-facing bed 5/6
  • un-upend front rain barrel 3/27
  • set up soaker hoses + sprinklers 4/1
  • buy strawbale for mulch 3/31
  • hit backyard bindweed with Roundup 4/6
  • buy 3/31 + sow grass seed
  • buy 3/31 + plant chives 4/1
  • buy 3/31 + plant thyme 4/1
  • buy 4/30 + plant basil 5/6
  • buy + plant dill
  • buy 4/30 + plant flowers for front container 5/6
  • buy more tomato cages 3/26
  • buy 4/28 + plant tomatoes 5/6
    (2@ Robeson, 2@ Sungold from the Eulalio's Farm ladies at the Garden Fair)

Saturday, March 17, 2012