So far this month, we’ve had mostly days of high winds and lots of sunshine. I’d have sworn it was March!
Finally, we’re having April showers this week. The winds have calmed, and the temperatures are perfect…not too hot, not too cold.
How’s the weather at your house? Is it a typical April?
We had a strange occurrence Sunday afternoon. We’ve never had a blimp in The Land of Making Do. Until now!
As you can see, no crops are planted yet. It won’t be long!
As I spread mulch beneath our front bushes recently, my eye caught something odd-looking.
A closer inspection revealed this huge egg sack – another from Miss Charlotte of Charlotte’s Web. You saw her last year in this post.
I looked all around for Charlotte but didn’t find her. I wonder where she’s built her web. According to my research, she’s somewhere close by.
In my very first What’s Blooming Wednesday post, there were several Dutch iris blooms to enjoy. Last year, we had none. This year, we have one – and not nearly the vibrant coloring of the past. (Duh. I need to fertilize them!)
Things tend to change from year to year here in The Land of Making Do. I’ve lost so many plantings over time. Is it that way with you, too?
When I mentioned not having any herbs (except apple mint) in yesterday’s Country View Tablescape post, I’d forgotten about a couple that are just starting to return this year. I haven’t lost them after all!
And the divinely scented French tarragon.
Granted, the growth isn’t nearly tall enough for sprigs to tuck under napkin rings. But, it’s well on its way!
After loading vases full of the fluffy white blooms, there are still plenty on this Chinese snowball bush. It’s only a few years old, and I love that it started blooming while very young.
There are loads of daisies bursting open – the favorite flower of PAM (Painter Artist Mom). Wish I could send her a bouquet. 🙂
A friend recently asked me for some help. Deer are eating her yard away! So, Friday, I’ll share all I’ve gathered in my Gardening Notebook about preventing and repelling deer.
Do deer eat your flowers? If not, how do you prevent it?