Saturday, April 21, 2012

Dirty Tales 2012 - the season begins

It is a new gardening season - after a very strange winter.  On the first of March, I was outside in shorts and able to do a lot of cleanup work.  Then we had snow on the 30th.  Then shorts weather again - then a hard freeze.  Luckily it looks like nothing major got nipped -but I don't know what the raspberries may do.  They are my only fruiting plants to worry about.

This year's plans include some veggies, some new perennials, some moving plants around, and a LOT of mulch.  We took last year off and did not mulch, and lost a bit to the post-reroof cleanup, so I just placed an order for EIGHT yards!!!

I've also set to work on reducing the size of our yard  - by adding 3 more 4x4 raised beds and the path between and around them.  The space is currently tarped in an effort to kill off some of the grass and weeds beneath before we start digging.  I've also got some "hardscaping" in mind with a trellis fence project.  Our front porch is rotted out, so redecking that is also in the plans.

It's looking to be a busy time, but enjoyable!!



Marj said...

Your tulips are beautiful! Looks like warm weather is well on its way.

jillquilts said...

Awesome! I can't wait for more pics!

Regina said...

We sure had some crazy weather this year, but you need not worry about your raspberries. In my zone 3 garden the only thing that inhibits fruit production is when the canes fall under too much snow, or it rains a long time while they flower.