Garden Update April 2016

Posted: April 16, 2016 in Yard and Garden
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Today it was right around 70ºF and we spent the whole day outdoors. Our sister and her boyfriend came over and we went out for Italian food with them and our older brother and his wife and our other older sister. I didn’t bring my camera to the restaurant since I figured I’d probably forget to take pictures anyway 🙂

First up, one of the cattails I planted last fall came up! I’m going to fill a long container with some dirt and place it under one of our drain pipes so that it will always be swampy. I’ll hopefully get a good crop of cattails in the next couple of years.

Cattail

Strawberries, blueberries, and apples have their blossoms (glad the recent frost did not kill them).

In our “deep backyard”, our Solomon seal, ostrich fern (most likely), Virginia bluebells, and woodland poppies are coming up; I’ll be eating the Solomon Seal next week and possibly the ferns if I can determine what kind they actually are. The Virginia bluebells are like our bleeding heart; in the hot summertime, the plant goes dormant and disappears under the soil.

Last, but not least, we worked on the greenhouse for a couple of hours and it will be completed tomorrow….. finally!

greenhouse

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