Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Waning Moon Aries (4th Quarter)
Saturn Retrograde
Pluto Retrograde
Sunny and cool

I am so thrilled with my tulips! I only bought 125 bulbs last fall — to me, that was a lot, but one of my friends planted 2500 last fall! Anyway, I’d never planted tulips before (never had the chance). So, I bought some creamy white, some red, some red-and-yellows (called Carmen del Rio), some yellow-and-maroon, and some maroon (Queen of the Night), scheduled to come up in succession.

And that’s what they’re doing!

The red and the Carmen Del Rios are at the bottom of the driveway, and a row of them were planted where we tried and failed to do a strip of wildflowers last year. The whites are up against the house (I think they look gorgeous), and the maroon are just starting to come up. I mixed in all kinds in the border. I’m very, very happy with the result.

I still have to get the mower working — before we melt into “Vacant lot syndrome” — the front looks fine, but the back needs some attention.

The baby trees and the bushes all seem happy, and I started the vegetables in pots yesterday (more on that to follow).

The radishes — which never came up last year — seem to have reseeded themselves, as did the mixed greens. The chives came back full force. Something else is blooming in the vegetable bed, but damned if I know what it is! That’s fine, it’s pretty, I’ll leave it. I just won’t eat it! 😉

The bugleweed is blooming — I like it! It’s grown a good bit since the 4″ pot I put in the ground last year, and it’s just lovely.

It will look even better when I get it all mulched in the next week or two!

Amazing what a few clumps of tulips can do for the morale!



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