Hello dear friends! Hope you are well and enjoying the first days of spring (or summer), whatever the weather and where ever you may be. It's been mostly sunshine and showers here. Perfect for pea sprouts and lettuces and other tender things coming up in the garden beds. Our new greenhouse was put to the test and passed, affording us a huge head start this year. We're already enjoying beets, broccoli and spinach.
The Mister surprised us and built potting tables for various locatons, including this one (below) that tucks neatly into a corner of the greenhouse. LOVE. Very convenient. And cute. Cute must always be factored in, right?
Most of the shrubs and trees survived the frost and snow that clung during winter, some did not. Both my rosemary bushes died. They were big and woody and well established, wonderfully fragrant and a ready resource for joyful cooking. However, they proved to be fair-weather friends. So on to Plan B: Plant again in large pot outside kitchen door in full sun. Easy access. Everybody's happy. But more importantly, the pot can be moved to safety later in the season when the weather turns cold.
So with a fresh hole in the ground, where another rosemary shrub was removed, we had an opportunity to plant something new. As luck would have it, I was given a bucket full of lily of the valley, from a fellow gardener who was thinning her flower beds and needed to find homes for the upstarts. This little spot (above) was the perfect place; morning sun, damp ground, and room to spread. The rock needed some cheering up too.
See? Perfect. The rock is even smiling a little now.
These delicate beauties are a bit tattered, a little worse for the wear, but will recover in time and multiply quickly as they are prone to do. They look happy in their new home. Of course, I'm thrilled to pieces to have them. Best of all...they are deer resistant!