Monday Morning Melody
|Raised beds in the Wayback:|
Blueberries in front; blackberries beyond
|Pots of herbs for Hyacynth:|
Parsley, Lavender, Rosemary, Thyme, and Mint
While Mr. T was working his wood-working magic with saw and drill, I rooted several dozen forsythia stem cuttings across the back property line. Then I concocted my own special potting soil, using the wheelbarrow for mixing the soil from last year's pots with sand, peat, fresh potting soil, and compost to give it "new life" for the coming season.
I then potted up several herbs, including rosemary, thyme, mint, parsley, and lavender. These new pots decorated the area around Hyacynth's seat (photo, right)...but only for a while. Most of these guys are Mediterranean in origin, so they prefer the warmer climes. The weather report was for much colder temps today and tomorrow, so we hauled them all back inside the Greenhouse Porch, along with the ferns and the palms and the potted geraniums that we are over-Wintering...they had been enjoying a lazy Sunday afternoon on the deck. Soon, and very soon indeed, we'll hopefully be able to leave everybody outside.
|A Goldfinch visits the feeder...|
Spring brings back bolder colors