I took a stroll through the yard after work. It's a nice evening with very high clouds moving in. At 63 degrees, it feels a lot warmer. It should start raining tomorrow morning. Once the ground is wet, I'd like to find some time to transplant a couple hundred plugs of periwinkle to the front slope. I should have done it this weekend, but I was a little busy with other things. The two batteries I have for the cordless drill and auger should make at least 200 holes if the soil is wet. Transplanting in the rain will give the plugs a chance to settle before subjecting them to the heat of the afternoon sun. The portion planted last spring is blooming nicely. I hope it gets better each year as it continues to fill in.
The Thundercloud plum is starting to bloom. Maybe I'll get fruit this year?
The knockouts are really putting out some new growth. I have 5 pink and one yellow.
A salvia started from seed last year is coming back. One out of an entire direct sown pack germinated and thrived. I've done much better this year with wintersowing.
The plants in the hoophouse are doing great on their first day back in the elements. The petunias are about to break loose.
My sad looking potager where I'll plant squash, watermelons, and some beans. Next year it will be better. That's the plan.
The red dogwood in the front yard is budding. Another 2 weeks and it should be in full bloom if last year was any indication.
And finally, for my Northern friends who are still suffering through the cold...
It's not mine. That azalea is across the street. Mine are just starting to put out buds. Only the red ones look like they will bloom this year. I really hope they grow a lot this summer. I want to see that whole bed just packed with azalea blooms in a couple more years.
Now I have to spend a few hours working on the new project.