Below is the new flower bed that will hopefully grow tall enough to hide the septic tanks. A friend of mine was eliminating a flower bed earlier this spring and gave me all of these wonderful perennials. So far everything survived and is growing very well. I still need to get some mulch around the plants but it's not a huge priority right now.
The apple trees are blooming...
Along with the flowering crab apple tree.
Over the weekend, the Gardener brought out the ATV with the spring tooth on the back to work up the garden yet again in preparation for planting. The dirt was still a bit wet from all of the rain we had earlier in the week so it didn't break up as well as he had hoped but we were able to work in the finished veggie scrap (and fruits and egg shells and coffee grounds) compost along with a few bales of peat moss (to add a little acidity to the soil and also to help break up some of the clay) and several bags of composted manure to the new section of the garden.
The weather this week should be dry so hopefully we can finish getting it ready for planting and then PLANT the veggies (and flowers) that are still waiting in the greenhouse.
That's it for me today. Next week this time I hope to have the garden planted!
Now for all you gardeners out there who wish to participate, either leave a comment on what's growing in your yard, or post a Monday Garden Club update on your blog. Don't forget to drop your link in the comments and I'll add it to this post.