We're in the middle of spectacular warm sunny weather finally, so of course it's time for gardening! Yesterday we worked all day (well Mrs. F.G. worked all day and I put in a good two hours or a bit less), and got most of our planters planted. It feels like the beginning of spring, birds calling and leaves bursting out overhead.
Yes, I was put to work as best I could on one of the wheelchair height planters. I've still got my leg in this damn splint as the surgeon thought another two weeks would be better.
This is most of the planter I was working on, looking good now, but still with veggies to come up in the vacant spaces.
This patch is typical, yellow beans at the back, three Marigolds, and three fragrant herbs - lemon thyme in the lower left, rosemary in the middle, and purple sage in the top right (along with a giant ladybug)! If you run your fingers through any of the three herbs, you get a really nice fragrance.
One of the lower planters, planted by the head gardener. We have totally changed our roles from our last home where the under gardener did all the work and the head gardener made all the decisions, to now where the head gardener has to do 95% of it, and the under gardener makes a tiny contribution where he can.
Our trailing clematis survived the winter. This variety is not a climbing vine but trails over the side of the pot.
We've also got a pot of lavender that is greening up nicely.
Our son has transformed into a gardener and grew quite a few tomatoes from seed this spring. These are two of the ones he gave us. planted in large pots separately.
Our little magnolia hjas been doing well, ...
... but our little rhodoeendrons are disappointing. They look scrawny with no new growth and only 2 or 3 tiny blooms.
And our ornamental dogwood looks even less promising, with no sign of leaves coming out at all. Time will tell. Hope you're enjoying weather as nice as we are, and getting your gardens in if you haven't already.