Garden stall

This past week, the rain continued and the temps took a dip. No snow, but some freezing rain and really chilly days. It was enough to slow all the wonderful progress in my gardens.

Still, there has been some progress.

The Parrot Tulips are just starting to show their colour. I planted a bunch of these and they were all mixed, so it’s going to be fun seeing what I get.


The daffodils really do need the sun, but these little ones are trying their best. And if you look closely, there’s too flower heads on each stem. They will be wonderful when they finally open up.


My little Red Columbine is flowering right on schedule, despite the chilly days. This plant is such a trooper. By next week, I should have a picture of it just covered in a mass of red blooms.

The Spanish Thrift (Armeria), Bleeding Heart, and Lily-of-the-Valley are all showing signs of flowers to come.

And last but not least, my Winter Sow jugs are all doing great. With the exception of the Black-Eyed Susans. Those seeds didn’t take at all. But no biggie, I have plenty in the garden already. These will be ready to be transferred from their make-shift green houses to the gardens in a couple of weeks.

In the meantime, this week is supposed to be warmer, and I hope their right…


Rupert and I both need some sun and fresh air!


7 thoughts on “Garden stall

  1. You are going to have a fabulous garden again this year.

    I’ve enjoyed seeing the different flowers pop up in ours. There is actually quite a lot.


  2. Shirley

    Your gardens are certainly on the verge of being absolutely fabulous. It is always amazing to me how fast plants evolve with each sunny day. That is a wonderful photo of Rupert at the end.


  3. Araignee

    It was just starting to warm up when we left Detroit on Sunday. We drove home to find it freezing here to. I had left the AC on for the kitties because it was so hot we left. This has been some crazy weather.


  4. Val, I don’t think the daffodils that I transplanted with bloom this year. I am thrilled, however, with the echinacea that i scattered last fall. It is up and running! I will try to set out my saved geranium and saved moss roses, for a few hours at a time this week. I’m ready to move them outside, but it is not quite warm enough . We plan to pain the porch floor this week if at all possible. 🙂


  5. I went on two native plant walks in different parts of Metro Detroit yesterday, and although I got mud on my jeans, and both feet were soaked and muddy, I took a bazillion photos, met some great folks, and had a blast! Nothing like being outside in nature to get one’s spirits up!


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