The entire month of April was 10 to 20 degrees BELOW normal. Our first warm day was April 26,
We finally got rid of the snow and in the past ten days the lawn has greened up, the forsythia are in bloom and all is right with the world...........I'm just WAY behind on garden cleanup and prep work.
I also got the sidewalk and kitchen window borders tidied up and ready for spring.
I will be starting to plant this area up this summer with perennials I raised from seed this winter.
None of the perennials I planted in this area last year survived the rampaging deer. I may have to fence these beds.
The porch and deck are loaded with seedlings I started this winter. I have tons of delphiniums, foxgloves, lavender, agastache cana, hyssop, and artemesia . I also have all my vegetable starts and 6 flats of cosmos/zinnias/alyssum. These get taken inside whenever temps dip to the 30's. It's going to be a LONG month of hauling in and out. I'm shooting for June 3 as my planting date.
Happy Spring! (finally!!)