This is the year of the columbine! These are some old columbines that self-seeded behind one of the Japanese maples.
These are some columbines that I planted last year.
And one more columbine, right next to the new rose bush I bought last week! I’ll get it planted tomorrow.
A lone foxglove. Remember, last fall I complained that the foxgloves were blooming then, instead of waiting until spring?
Did I tell you I built this trellis myself? This is a wild rose, and it needed some support. I saw these stakes at the nursery and decided I could build my own trellis.
Snapdragons and the Gerbera daisy.
And the lupines in full bloom.
I forgot the name of this plant. Its a perennial that grows well in the shade, with lime green leaves and beautiful violet flowers.
Thought I’d throw in a few pictures of the chickens. They all run over to the fence when they see me coming. Because usually I am bringing them some sort of treat. You might be able to see that many of them are missing feathers. I am not happy about this at all. I think it started because I was leaving the lights on during winter to keep them laying. They were bored, and so they started plucking each other. I weaned the lights off, and I’m hoping that when they eventually molt, that will be the end of their feather plucking.
This is one sitting in the nest box. You can see that they all have a favorite nest box. Most of them lay their eggs in the first and the last box. I don’t know why. All the boxes are equal. I even put a little runway up so they could walk back and forth and choose any box they wanted.
And that’s the report for this week. We have a week of predicted 70 degree weather–perfect for working in the garden. I’m hoping to get some more planting and weeding done this week.