My Garden Diary
Week of March 21, 2010 to March 27, 2010
Well it has been an interesting week to say the least.
Temperatures have been up and down. We had 70 degree weather for
several days and then the rain came. Temperatures plummeted back
down into the 50's and 40's. All my trees, shrubs, and flowers
are still emerging. I would say we are probably almost a month
ahead of schedule as far as plant and animal life is concerned.
I am waiting until danger of frost is over with to plant
petunias, but I plan on starting my zinnia, marigold, Sweet
William, and other annual plant seeds next week in pop boxes.
These varieties are sure growers and easy to propagate. They will
also bloom till frost.
I noticed my plum trees are blooming and hope we do not have a
late frost or freeze. We lost most of our plum crop last year
because of a late freeze. Plum, peach, and cherry trees are very
susceptible to pine bores and should be treated to protect them.
There are several products on the market that can be purchased. I
lost a nectarine tree two years ago because we forgot to treat
My biggest problem right now is finding shorts that fit me. Seems
my clothing shrank through the winter.
I have included some photos of things that bloomed this week. I
hope you enjoy them. Some of the things that are blooming are my
hyacinths which come up every year and smell really sweet, my
Virginia bluebells which are just a beautiful shade of blue (they
come up every year, but like a shady spot), my grape hyacinths,
blue Scilla, flowering almond bush, japonica bushes, and my
pieris fire bushes (I have a white blooming and pink blooming
Take care, get outside, and get those hands dirty!
Flowering Almond Bush
Japonica or Flowering Quince Bush
Pieris Fire Pink Variety
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