Friday, April 2, 2010

Morning Glories

I just happened upon some information about morning glories and now I'd like to grow some, all over the place. I think I am going to throw a bunch, along with some sort of support, along the back row of the front garden. All different types.

The weather has been unseasonably warm and sunny, and there are all sorts of lovely things poking their heads out of the soil. I am hoping to poke around a bit this evening and see what we've got so far; tomorrow we're heading out to my mom's and will perhaps do some nice spring cleanup there. I have some astilbes that I ordered from Breck's on a whim that need to go in the ground—I hope they are not dead! They came late last week and I haven't had time to do anything with them. :( Poor babies.

I also acquired some new strawberry plants from a coworker who is overrun with them. I have my little patch in the back that seems to be thriving; her plants look slightly different than mine, so it will be interesting to see what we end up with. I'll definitely make sure to get some netting for them this year, so that WE get to eat most of them, rather than the birds and critters!

Ack, it is so hard to resist wanting to do all sorts of things that I probably shouldn't just yet because it's just too early, no matter what the weather feels like.

Ooh, and I almost forgot: I think I am going to dig out another plot in the middle of the back yard for experiments. Flowers and veggies and herbs. Exciting!


  1. It is hard to resist gardening like it's June, when it feels like July and it's really April. I am sure I made some risky moves today.

    BTW, some of our local nurseries have gorgeous astilbes.

  2. It's so true! I think we're safe now, at least, over a week later, don't you think? Hm, we did have a sprinkling of snow the other day, though...

  3. Hi Amy, I met you on May 1st at the seedsavers
    program at the UB Art Gallery. Please get in touch. Anne Tarantino

  4. Hi Anne, can you email me at amy.greenan at gmail dot com? It is nice to hear from you. As you can tell, I never did get around to writing about my seed starting class experience -- I've been super busy! I will, though... once May is over I'll have much more time to dedicate to this blog and the gardens. :)