Another week, another cold snap. It looks like we may be in for that same weather pattern next week. UGH!
Here’s a little bit of spring cheer for you though:
I found this mini iris blooming and couldn’t resist picking one. When I went looking in response center cabinet for a small vase to use, I found this big martini glass. I have no idea what it was doing there, but I couldn’t resist using it for the vase!
Hmm…can you tell it’s been a while since we weeded last? Can you tell which is the shallot and which is the grass? I’ll give you a hint – wide and flat bright green leaves are one and the tubular blue-green leaves are the other!
We are starting some of our basil varieties from seed this year rather than just buying the plants. I was supposed to plant them last week, but with our crazy weather I knew we weren’t going to be ready to put them outside until mid-May. Basil doesn’t grow quite as fast as tomatoes, but almost.
The radishes in the Root Vegetables garden are looking great, but these that we planted in the Kids’ Snack Garden look like they’ve been scorched. Not sure if it was sun or cold or wind, but the seed leaves are goners. Luckily it looks like the true leaves are going to be fine.
This is the third time I’ve tried to show you this picture. I was having trouble getting the bud in focus. This is a flower bud on one of the Red Beard Onions that we planted last fall. I keep expecting the flowers to burst forth, but I think the weather is holding things back.
Have a great weekend!
I know that most of you reading this blog are either enamored with my elegant prose or are interested in vegetable gardening. Still…some of you might be a little bit interested in lawns, weeds, or ornamental plant topics. (I have no idea why, but you might have a reason.) If that is the case, I’d like to point you toward a new blog started by the K-State Turfgrass folks.
Some of their recent posts that might be of interest:
- Corn Gluten Meal (a fertilizer and organic weed control product)
- Late Fall Fertilizer (the benefits of fertilizing fescue in November)
- Upcoming Emerald Ash Borer & Thousand Canker Trainings and Rust-a-Rama (Some pics of cedar apple rust, hawthorn rust, and info on a couple of emerging tree problems in Kansas)
- April is Kansas Healthy Yards and Communities Month (by proclamation of the governor – so yeah, I had completely forgotten about posting anything about this on the blog. So go to the link and read all about it if you’re interested.)