Hello my Tuesday Friends!!!
It's windy here today , so windy that I wouldn't be surprised if we ended up in "OZ" or some other strange place. I had lots of outdoor things planned to do today ,but 😠
The best I could do was walk about with my phone and take a few photos---well more than a few but I won't share them all so you can get to bed at a reasonable time today :)
I started my day with art ♥
...and coffee with a couple of my favorite garden books. I use these two methods along with the Straw Bale Gardening in my veggie garden. The Lasagna Gardening method is also used in my flowerbeds.
After coffee and some light reading I sent outside to work... too windy for that so I took the photos and came back in and worked on art some more.
I'm calling her finished at this point ♥
Last week we had a few Daffodils and this week we have lots!!!
These are the mini daffies that grow along the front patio wall.
Then there is the big bed of daffodils that I use for cutting and bringing in the house.
I bought these bulbs on clearance at 75% off and the ground was too frozen to plant them. So I laid them on this bed and covered them with several bags if top soil and then a bunch of straw. I intended to move them the next year but when they bloomed it was so pretty in the cluster and I could cut some to bring in with out affecting the look of the flowerbed. So there they stay ♥
Last year I planted some back in the wooded area to see if they would bloom since they do that before the trees leaf out. They did and now well wait to see if they get enough son on the leaves to form the new blooms for next Spring. If that works I'll be planting a whole bunch back there too :)
Here's a close up of the little bunch in the woods.
The Hyacinths are starting to bloom too. I don't have many of them but it's in the plan to change that this fall.
In the above photo you can see the Bee Balm coming up. This will get pulled as it has once again spread out of it's area. :(
I have started building a new raised bed and wanted to do more work on that today . I'm using as much of the dead wood we have found in the woods as I can. Stacking it and layering it with compost , shredded paper, and any green matter I can get my hands on.
I have filled all of the gaps with compost and shredded leaves and added about 6 inches of soil on top of this. When the wind dies down I'll add some more wood and all of the other amendments.This one will end up being about 4 ft tall when I'm done building it but then it will start to settle had the wood decays. It ends up making a very rich bed that retains water well. My Strawberries are on the first one I built 3 years ago. I didn't make it that tall and it's now only about 18 inches tall after all of the settling.
Today's Random Thoughts
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