Early spring/April – wet and cool

April has been mostly wet and chilly, with some days of sun. But everything perennial that I planted last year is coming up and looking okay! Ive started planting some things directly in the ground, since as of April 24th we are past the frost date. Here’s a snapshot of what’s happening in my garden….

Winter garden – January 2014

We experienced a major cold snap last year, which most of my plants have now recovered from. Buds are setting on everything from the blue elderberry that was much hindered, I think, from its original placement on the parking strip (since moved to the yard), to the new persimmon tree, aronia, western crabapple, and red…