Awake, thou wintry earth -
Fling off thy sadness!
Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth
Your ancient gladness!
~Thomas Blackburn, "An Easter Hymn"
Everything's planted, so now it's just a matter of keeping an eye on things! The squash house is sprouting everywhere - all of the beans and the squash are up and growing. I think this will be a wonderful sight to see when they've covered the arches!
The peppers are showing up. Here's a jalapeno already....
...and this Cubanelle is getting quite big!
I spent a good hour thinning out the tomato plants -- too many leaves! They need to be trimmed to allow air flow and to keep them from touching the ground. I'll have to continue this every couple of weeks.
I only had to clip a few to the wire this time, but I'm sure I'll be securing all of them pretty soon.
...and I think these are the tallest tomatillo that I've every grown. They're covered in fruit too!
View of Beds #1 and #2
Full view of the Squash House
Full view of Bed #4
The herb garden is filling in nicely.
John put two burr oak acorns in a pot this past winter and they stayed in there all winter. I think he had given up on them, but I just put the pot out when I emptied the greenhouse, and look what happened! Both have sprouted!
And finally, I planted some begonias around the big oak tree outside our side door. I think it looks like spring there now - the garden gnome approves!