The first apple blossoms opened this morning. They are so lovely against the blue sky.
That means it's time to fertilize. I use a mixture of bone meal, kelp, and blood meal, spread at the dripline and watered in.
Somebody has been busy, a chickadee, or maybe a mouse over the winter. The white stuff hanging out is a piece of the remay cloth I use to cover the strawberry bed to keep out the birds. (Not that I mind sharing, but they take a peck out of every berry and leave only mush for me!) There is a variety of other soft natural materials inside.
These are the only plants still waiting to go in the ground, except for the pepper plants I'll buy at the farmer's market tomorrow. Otherwise, the garden is planted, hooray!
My daughter lives in an apartment in the big city, no place for a garden. She is quite an accomplished cook so I potted up some herbs for her in these giant teacups. Both my daughters love tea, like their mama.
It's a long holiday weekend in the US, with Memorial Day on Monday. And it looks like we will be having some really nice weather for this start to the summer season. I will be especially remembering my friend Louise that day for the Memorial Day weekend camping trips we took my kids on. Louise passed away suddenly a few weeks ago. I still can't believe she is gone.
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