The sun is shining. Start the band because this is worth celebrating. Plus, we have two days forecasted for this week without rain.
My Christmas Fern is starting to pop up. I always find ferns absolutely amazing as they unfurl.
Last week, I harvested compost – beautiful, rich, compost. Woot woot! I’ve tried every type of composter on the market as well as the ones you make out of pallets. I usually get a bucket here or there or some nice leaf mold but that is it.
But this system works. It’s an old rain barrel we had that my husband mounted on a stand which accomplished two things. It can be turned easily, and a wheel barrow can be pushed right underneath it when it is time to empty to.
As I was going through the compost to see if there were any things I needed to pull out, there were two – about six or eight white coffee filters and one handful of hard plant stalks. I was surprised at the filters.
On Saturday, I worked an Ask A Master Gardener table with another MG at our local county conservation plant sale. What a fun event.
I talked with a lot of people about a wide range of gardening topics. What was the number one topic? Apple trees. Right behind that topic was growing small fruits like blueberries, raspberries and strawberries, followed up by what to do about deer and the damage they cause.
What did I buy, because you know I bought something, right? I bought some Jersey Knight asparagus plants and one Hellebore (Lenten Rose). Who could resist that face.
While it rained, I finished my sunflower wall hanging. It is a panel which is easy to work with, and you can just put a back on it, free motion quilt it, or do some straight quilting.
I’m not a great free motion quilter, but I can do lines pretty well so that’s what I did. I outlined the various items like the flowers, leaves, hives plus regular straight lines around the various borders.
With the sun shining, I’m headed out this morning to get the asparagus planted, a little more cleanup done, and moving a hydrangea.
There’s one positive about never throwing away plants – when you’re looking for one you just check the border area, and you might just find one like this hydrangea. 🙂
Hope you are seeing normal May temps and sunshine so you can enjoy your work week, gardening chores, or just enjoy the plants as they burst forth and the lawns turn green.
If you have a gardening question, ask away because there are lots of good gardeners who stop by here and one of us just might have your answer. 🙂