The raking part would have been OK if it didn’t entail picking up tons of acorns. They are heavy! The squirrels haven’t even considered digging up any of my flower bulbs. Why should they? They have a veritable buffet of about 20,000 sq.ft. Right there, sitting on the ground, no digging. The digging was left to me. The hundreds of acorns that had planted themselves and taken root everywhere. And let me tell you, they don’t give up easy.
So after a few of hours of that nonsense, I decided to hide from the sun on my deck and get some seeds going. A little late but it kept me in garden mode. Boy do I have a lot of seeds! Some of which were getting old. Time to experiment. Throw caution to the wind and let nature take it’s course. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
The seeds that were started a mere 4 days ago, looked like this today!
Are you laughing yet Tootsie?
The grapevine is coming along.
The hydrangea is growing vigorously.
A large part of my yard is woodland. I haven't gotten to clearing this area yet but here are a few things that are going on.
The hosta is looking good growing in front of the tin man in a rotted out old tree.
(Obviously, I haven't gotten around to cleaning this area.)
Lily of the Valley. Love the smell!
Volunteer potatoes in the raised bed. Must be some that I missed last fall.
This is leftover brussel sprouts. It seems to have bolted so I'll let it occupy space until I have something else to put in.
All things considered, it was a productive weekend. It helped that I had some pleasant company.
Oh, and I hear the hummingbirds are here. Time to make some sugar water. You can find the migration map here.
Have a wonderful week and don't forget to visit Tootsie's Fertilizer Friday for more garden views.