Spring Is Busy In The Garden!

There are always a million things to do and I have been too busy – aka having too much fun-  to write much.

Not sorry.

We got 6 fruit trees planted – 2 Paw Paws, 2 apricot and 2 pears. One of the Paw Paws and one apricot are still dormant but alive.( I did the ‘scratch’ test)  but the others are leafing out nicely.

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We splurged on a larger apricot tree from the garden center.

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The trees from Stark Bros were smaller and dormant when they arrived but they soon leafed out,

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This is one of the pears

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The Paw Paw!

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We planted a weeping cherry tree for decoration.

I splurged and got a Wisteria.  I have always wanted one and the type I got, Amethyst Falls, is an American variety, less invasive and it blooms when only 2 years old!

I am in love. 

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Blooming already!

The tomato,  pepper,, broccoli and cabbage seedlings are in.  Snap peas, beans, cucumber, zucchini, lettuce, radishes and carrots are up and the bunnies are even leaving me some!

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This was earlier this spring. There are now also pepper, cabbage and broccoli plants here.

The milkweed I moved last fall survived and is popping up with a vengeance.

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Milkweed and other perennials in the Butterfly garden.

I planted more native plants that I received from Prairie Nursery.  I was happy with their fast shipping, great packing and the quality of the plants.

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My baby Queen of the Prairie…..

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One day it will look like this!

We put the littles out to the ‘transition’ coop a few weeks ago and today we opened up the gate between their and the older gals’ pens.

I am happy to say there was no bloodshed!

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Nothing beats getting acquainted over a yummy meal of weeds!

I hope you are having as much fun this spring!

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Barbara Faust
    May 17, 2015 @ 12:03:02

    I’ve been counting the days until your next spring update and it didn’t disappoint.

    Just one question; does the scratch test also work on OLD HUMANS to see if they are still alive or DEAD, and in need of PLANTING?

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  2. slcriger
    May 17, 2015 @ 12:01:06

    I’ve been having fun….cool blog….you certainly have done a lot…how have you found time for your husband???

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