Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Just give it time

Sunday afternoon turned out to be nice and sunny, so despite my proclamation of being nothing but lazy, I had to carve out some time to putter in the yard. I didn't do a tonne, but under the watchful eye of the Chief Yardwork Supervisor....
I cleaned out most of the dead stuff and did a little pruning. The roses all got a nice trim. I'm happy to say that all of them (even Navy Lady, who wasn't doing so well before winter) seem to be recovering from the cold quite nicely. Every single one of them is covered in little tiny leaf buds
Now that they've gotten a trim, and the worst of winter has passed, I expect to see these leaf up quickly. Same with the raspberries, though some of the smaller branches have already started
The bigger ones are covered in little buds, just like the roses.

Both the Delphiniums
...and Columbine...
...are coming along nicely. It doesn't look like the Foxglove will be coming back, but over the winter I did a little reading on them, and apparently they can be a little fussy, so I'm not totally surprised. I saved some seeds, so I'll try starting them again.

I am a little surprised about the Black-Eyed Susan. It's showing no signs of life, though the Daisies and Echinacea are both coming back. I'm trying not to lose too much hope though, because I thought the Peonies were toast too, but then I noticed...
Just a few tiny little sprouts, but that's how it starts! They were transplanted from my Dad's place last spring so it's hard to say if they will be up to blooming this year, but in time they will. In time, everything blooms.

6 comments:

Araignee said...

Your roses look better than mine. We're having a very bizarre no bloom kind of spring. I did a yard walk today looking for the usual early spring bulb things and while they are green, there are no blooms this year. Weird.

Dee said...

I wouldn't give up hope on anything yet. Spring is still very young!

elns said...

Not a toe out of line with that Chief Yardwork Supervisor! Looks like he has an excellent spot for all that SUPERvising!

kathy b said...

It is so fun to see signs of life again! I love the cats sitting around. None of mine would do that. We are on a busy street and they'd freak. THey get the joy of the screened porch.
I just planted some Milkweed seeds that I bought last friday. The lady at the garden center said to put the seeds out now while it is cold. THey need to have cold first. Hope she was right cause its WAAAAAY cold here!

Rachelle said...

Peonies get grumpy for a few years after transplanting, at least mine did so don't be surprised if they don't bloom this year.

The Well Fed Wheel said...

Spring is such a beautiful time of the year with all the new buds popping out. And what would we do without kitty supervisors, eh?! I know I'd be lost without mine. :-)