We’re averaging one day a week without rain. It’s so cold and rainy my perennials are barely breaking through, and the daffodils are still about 4″ tall. The only blooms I have are these lovely bloodroot – small, short lived, but lovely. If you are not familiar with bloodroot, here’s a link to explain a history that dates back to the Native Americans.
Today is forecasted to be the good day for this week. Right now, it is only 37°F so if it doesn’t warm up I’ll be wearing a winter gardening coat. There’s also wet snow coming in tonight, two days before May 1.
I’m hoping to put up that now fixed missing fence panel, empty my compost bin and spread it on the raspberries and blackberries, fertilize the blueberries, and get out the furniture and potting table. Everyone needs their patio furniture set up before it snows. 🙂
While it rained, I painted a couple of antique chairs. One was my mother’s sewing chair. After painting it and upholstering the seat, I have her quilt I made last year displayed on it. The other chair is a wooden high chair that has been passed down at least four generations in my family. There are certain things that are special, bring a smile and good memories. That’s what these two little chairs are for me.
I also made a new sewing machine cover with some cute bee fabric and have been doing some quilting on a sunflower wall hanging to go with it. As soon as I’m finished I’ll share.
And, the rest of my time has been spent on the upcoming Master Gardener plant sale and a new Monarch Waystation we’re putting in at a native plant garden. A pollinator garden is fairy easy, but sourcing only native plants is a challenge so it’s taken a long time. We’d also like to add a large insect hotel and a free little library. If anyone has done either of these, let me know what worked for you.
Have a good week, and may the sun shine bright and no white stuff fall from the sky where you are. ☀️