Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Seedlings and Garden Update, May 4th, 2011

Hanging Baskets
All the plants inside sunroom are growing so fast! I am hoping for warmer weather so I can plant them in their final container or in the ground but it has been so wet and cold last few weeks that I couldn’t even take some of them out for few hours to acclimatize them to wind and sun. It has been the worst spring that I have seen in last 45 years. At least we don’t have floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, bush fires or tornadoes even though last week we had winds gusting to 100km/h. It was so strong that house shook in its foundation. Not a nice feeling.
In the garden the birds are raising their families at incredible pace. I have never observed so many birds building nests in our 3 spruce trees. It is amazing that Grackles are nesting in same tree as House Sparrows, Chipping Sparrow and Mourning Dove. It is also interesting to see Grackles defend the tree from American Crows when they come close to the tree.
Yes, it is a very busy time for birds and before we know it, we will be busy outside as well. Let us hope.

Zinnias and Snapdragons

French Tarragon

Herb Patch
Snow Peas
Looks like Spring, but...


Ferdzy said...

Hi Jerry, I see your garlic yet survives - I hope this means sanity prevailed.

Jerry said...

It indeed did! The garlic is now above my waist and soon I will see scapes! Yes, garlic scape pesto on my menu, soon!!!