Despite the less than stellar weather we've been having, things are growing around the farmhouse.
In my little corner bed, the Dianthus is doing wonderfully. It's already bigger than it was last year and the flowers just won't stop. They're covered with adorable red flowers and more buds are appearing daily.
|Hostas and Astilbe Plants|
Last fall I decided to not cut it down again to give it another chance.
I hope it does better this year because this bush is covered with hundreds of buds. I'll have to do some research and see if I should remove some of them to help them flower but it's amazing how many there are.
|Wild Rose Bush|
Well, this year this bush is going to be one huge poofball. This picture isn't all that great, but like the wild rose bush, the smoke bush is COVERED with smoke buds. It's going to be amazing, assuming the sun will come out and help out with the blooming process.
|Smoke Bush, Recovered|
|Morning Glory Sprouts|
It was already pretty mushy when I threw it in (I waited way too long) and by the time Spring arrived, the only thing left was a pile of seeds.
Because of the fact that the snow refused to stop, I never removed them so when the snow finally melted, I already had a corner full of pumpkin sprouts.
I moved the largest of them into the bed and they seem to have survived the transplant. I pulled all the smaller seedlings and tried to remove the rest of the seeds.
|Even more seedlings|
I decided to try strawberries again this year and turn the middle bed into a strawberry patch. I bought three plants and planted them on the end of the bed. As you can see, they have already provided.
Hopefully this won't turn into another 2009 for Maine where all we saw was rain and the only produce that did well was the crookneck squash.