What with the cold, rainy weather, it feels like I haven’t been able to get anything done in the garden. And that’s just not true. We’ve had a series of spring-like days, both sunny and warm. I’ve managed to sow quite a few seeds, which are just now starting to pop up. The proof is in the radishes!
Also in the potatoes. I’m ready to thin these out a bit.
Miracle of miracles, three of the four blueberry bushes I planted last fall survived the winter. Here’s one just starting to bloom. Looks like blueberry pie at some point this summer!
From my generous friend Lenora: per her instructions I tossed a couple of handfuls of pink balsam seeds in my front yard flower garden this past February. They are coming up!
So, many successes!
Even so, I have been drooling over the gardens of other gardening bloggers here at Word Press (and elsewhere). For those of my friends with raised beds, I see lovely paths of mulch or gravel or grass. What do I have between my raised beds? You guessed it. Weeds!
In an effort to make my paths tidy, I raked out a section between the beds and planted grass seed. This despite the fact that “lawn” is Jim’s responsibility. I want grass paths that emulate – or improve upon – golf course fairways. Am I asking for too much? I hope not. That was a lot of work and I think I need to do it several more times before I’m done.
Thanks to Lenora Larson of Longlips Farm for an example of what grass between raised beds should look like. Note her asparagus, another feature of her garden that makes me green with envy!