I apologize for being a bit AWOL this week. I am frantically trying to finish our 2010 family digital photo albums/scrapbook so that I can give a copy to both grandmothers for Mother’s Day. I had actually originally wanted to give a copy to mom for her birthday six weeks ago, but was not able to finish in time. The problem is that though I am good about staying on top of organizing and editing photos, I tend to wait until the end of the year to try to assemble our albums, which leaves a whole lot of work to be done at once.
I have managed to get outside some during our brief dry periods this spring. I have actually weeded and mulched our front yard and one side yard!
Dora’s plants have started to sprout some. I’m not sure how big they will be by the time the Garden Challenge is over at the end of June. Given that the sun doesn’t really make much of an appearance here until July, many of our plants don’t even begin to blossom until June.
I have been very disappointed with my bulbs this year. I usually can count on bulbs to provide maintenance-free color every year. This year, few of them have actually bloomed. Several came up, but never bloomed. I am theorizing that either our late snow killed them or that they are at the end of their life, having bloomed several years in a row. In addition, last summer I moved several plants in the process displaced many of my bulbs. So this fall, I will need to plant a lot of bulbs so that next spring, our yard is a little more colorful.
How about your garden? Is it looking colorful already? Did you plant a vegetable garden? I’m still sad that we can’t have a vegetable garden without attracting rats.