Wednesday, April 20, 2011

April Snow Showers

I cannot believe it is snowing on April 20th. Why on earth do I live in Minnesota? After the longest winter that I can recall, we get a break, some weather in the 70's, 60's 50' mid/end April rolls around and dumps 2 or 3 inches on us. You've got to be kidding me. Go away old man winter, we don't like you anymore, you've overstayed your welcome.

Hope my plants all make it through, it's not even freezing here, it's around 36 but the snow keeps on coming. Oh well.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Think I got a little too excited

Well I already threw my gladiolus in the ground. I'm sure it will freeze again a few times at least but I'm not going to worry about it. We are officially moving this summer to our new house so I have a strange transition time. I can start planting at my new house May 20th. According to my blog from last year, that's about when I started to put stuff outside so I guess it will be kind of perfect. I'm not going to be too attached to those glads since they're last year's bulbs and I hear it's tough to get a good, big second year bloom out of them. I'll probably end up at menards or online buying a bag of 200 or something ridiculous like that.

I got my lettuce, peas and brocoli that I will plant at my house now since we'll still be there for the cold season. I'll do that this weekend.

First blooms of my SUPER-MINI flowers that I planted last fall. Cut little buggers too, they only open once the sun touches them. They are yellow, purple blue and white and I'm serious they so itty-bitty! The tulips, daylilies and irises are growing fast and the violas bloomed a few weeks ago too but they can withstand anything, who knows it looks like they were bloomed underneath the snow. Crazy lil' flowers.

I have rented the garden plot like I said I would so this year I hope to succesfully plant and harvest Zuccini, watermelon, peppers, cucumbers(maybe), corn and who knows what else.

Last little comment for the day, I'm getting married and picked out a bunch of flowers that will bloom my wedding colors. I have lots of peony poppies and things of the like started inside right now along with green and mixed peppers. Can't wait for those to go in the ground... I found black poppy, black hollyhock, red carnations, red peony poppy. Stuff like that. OH and snap dragons! Yay!