Several of you have asked for more garden photos so this week you are getting them :)
The straw bale garden is almost ready for planting. Probably by the end of the week.
They are "COOKING" or conditioning they call it very well. When you walk by you can smell the process a "YEASTY" fertilizer smell and they are putting off heat. The smell will go away soon, but I really don't mind it at all.
I've bought more straw to cover the walk ways on the in ground beds and between raised beds.
All of the buckets setting around are for watering the bales ... I have to give each bale about 3 gallons of water a day during the conditioning process and filling the buckets and letting them set in the sun all day warms the water enough that it doesn't cool down the cooking process going on. On cooler days or if the night was really cold I add hot water to the buckets before watering the bales. A lot of work the first 2 weeks of prepping the bales but after that it's easy going. :)
The Herb bed is really looking good after last weeks deep cleaning. Still don't have it mulched yet but there is lots of time for that.
New herbs waiting to go into the ground to replace the ones that didn't make it through the winter. Thyme, Rosemary and Sage.
One of the Lavenders I was worried about is showing signs of life now :) so I'm hoping the others will make it too.
The daffodils are starting to fade out. Only a few of the specialty ones are blooming now.
I really love the little white ones and they have finally started naturalizing. So I may actually be able to divide them next year and spread them around :)
The early apples are in full bloom... don't know what they are because the trees were here when we bought the place.
The later ones just have a couple of buds and blooms and I'm pretty sure they are Fugi's. The Red Delicious just has buds on it :)
Lots of chick weed to be gathered and prepped for salves...
... and the dandelion field (really our lawn ) ready to be picked :)
I think my Bottle Tree is leaning more this year ? :/ The circle of blue bottles around the bed need re-straightened too ..amazing how those bottles move around on their own.
I've also started dragging the plants that winter over in the basement outside under the deck to weatherize. They need to be trimmed back big time too.
This is where my new little Brown Snake friend likes to hang out. I've moved him several times and he comes back. So Bob will just have to learn to live with him.
My drink for today is coffee cause I needed all the help I cold get to post all of these pictures....
The art is what I'm working on this week.
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