I have lots of daffodils blooming right now. One thing I never pay attention to is when they say bulbs are early or late blooming. That would be a good thing to keep track of if I want plants in various areas to bloom at the same time. No tulips yet, but some of them are about to burst.
These are the first daffodils I got from John Scheepers. They are extra long lasting.
These are the new ones I got, also from John Scheepers. They are supposed to have a dark red trumpet and white petals surrounding. We’ll see if they continue to change color.
These are some little ones that I don’t even remember planting.
This is one of those double daffodils that I have to practically get upside down to get a good picture of them.
Here are a lot of mini daffodils. I had to go outside the fence to get this picture.
And some doggie pictures to end. This is one of the best photos of Bessie I’ve ever gotten. Usually her tongue is hanging out. There are a couple of teeth showing if you look close…
And this is where Chloe and Zoey spend more than half their lives. Now its the dog chair. I put a quilt over it but you can see that they rearrange it.
The weather is pretty nice now. Some rain, but mostly sunny with highs in the 50s and 60s. I should be working in the yard, but I caught a cold, so laying low for a few days. Oh, and I got a really good lopper that can easily cut 2″ branches! Very exciting to get new equipment.
During the two snowstorms, Sophie the dachshund escaped twice. Sophie is practically bald. And she was out in that snow both times for several hours. That was very upsetting. I checked the whole fence line, and put some extra stones by the front and back gates in case that was her escape route.
She escaped a couple of times after that. I kept blaming myself, that she was sneaking out when I opened the door, and that she was so short I didn’t notice it.
Then in the past couple of days, she escaped again TWICE, and this time I KNEW it was not from me going in and out. The second time I was outside talking to my neighbor, and a truck comes driving up slowly, PRECEDED by Sophie walking up the middle of the road.
Sophie has lost weight as she gets older. So I walked the fence line again. It is rabbit and deer fencing, so the spaces at the bottom are about two inches apart. I found one place where it looked like she might have wiggled through, and so I wove a bamboo stake through that area. So far she has not escaped since then.
Sophie, the bad little dachshund, looking all innocent in her bed.
We are having some nice spring weather this week. That means that things are starting to bloom! And that Noah is getting a bath today 🙂
Some daffodils from last year. I realized that I neglect my daffodils, so I bought some bone meal to put on them when they are done blooming. I have a lot of new tulips and daffodils but none of them have bloomed yet.
The Dandy Walker bush. It does have interesting stuff going on almost all year.
The first camellia.
A few hyacinths and some double daffodils.
And some surprise daffodils in between my little trees. I didn’t even know there were daffodils planted there!
So, did I tell you all that MLG (master landscape guy) just up and quit on me? Didn’t even tell me. Just quit returning calls. At first I was upset, but now I am just mad. I was always a nice customer. I wouldn’t have minded if he had quit and just told me that was his plan. Anyway, I need a little help in my garden, and so far I haven’t found anybody. I got the name of another guy from the local nursery but he has never answered his phone. I have decided that from all the money I am saving, I can buy some new equipment. I bought one of those long pole trimmers and I was able to trim my apple tree, but the cherry tree is too tall, and I couldn’t manage it.