Monday, April 25, 2011

Monday Garden Club

 After a long weekend, it was nice to have a sunny day all to myself to get a little spring gardening done. As soon as the girls hopped on the bus and my mom and grandma pulled out of the driveway this morning, I decided that the sunshine and mild temperatures outside (mid 50s) were perfect weather to haul all of the seedlings out of the basement and into the greenhouse.


The flowering pansies right in front were not started from seed by me.  While I was out today, I stopped at a garden center (first of the year for me!) and picked up those cute little blooms.  I couldn't resist.

 Because we have had mostly rainy/snowy/cloudy days lately, today's sunshine and light winds were the perfect opportunity to get out and do some work in the garden. I pulled 10 buckets of weeds from between the rhubarb...

And the strawberry plants, which will hopefully be relocated from the big veggie garden to their very own garden soon!

Rhubarb liberated from the weeds
I have no idea where these little grape hyacinths came from (I never planted them) but they sure are cute!

Tulips not quite ready to pop.
Compared to last year, this Spring is about 2 weeks behind.  Last year I had tulips blooming for a week already and we were already enjoying the first of the rhubarb.  We'll have to wait another week or two for any of that, especially if the rain in the forecast develops. 

Anybody else gardening this week? If so, grab the Monday Garden Club button on my sidebar, paste it to your blog entry and link up below with Mr. Linky.


Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Cute seedlings.

Shady Lady said...

Wishing you a productive gardening year. Although it's a little behind, it looks like things are growing well!

Hey, I have a question. Does rhubarb come back every year or do you plant it?

Aliceson said...

Rhubarb DOES come back every year. Ours was here when we bought the house 5 years ago and has probably been growing in the same spot for 20-30 years, maybe more. It takes a few years to get going but once it's established, it will produce forever. Just make sure you select a permanent spot for it.

Homschlr4ever said...

Oh how I wish I had your energy. I did try and make rose water yesterday. My rose bushes are going nuts. I'm not sure though, we'll see. The rhubarb looks wonderful. I actually get spurred on looking at your pictures.

Shady Lady said...

Well that rocks, Aliceson! Hmmm...where to put it??? Of course, then I'd have to learn how to cook it. Hello Mr. Google! :)