We had a nice Spring-y kind of weekend. We still have green grass so we're enjoying that while we can. With no more rain, it will be gone soon. But in the meantime, it makes for prettier views and happier donkeys. We have a little bit of container gardening planned for a few tomato plants and probably some lettuce. We were going to build some raised beds but then decided to re-use and re-purpose some horse water tanks that are no longer needed for their original purpose. It's a good start without spending the money for new beds. Think outside the box!
Our blossoming trees and shrubs have had a tough year with the lack of rain and high temperatures (warmest winter in 119 years!). They are all rather scraggly looking with only a few blossoms. They blossomed out way too early and I think that doesn't bode well for much fruit. Last year our Asian Pear was a gorgeous young tree and I was so hopeful we'd have lots of growth and blossoms and fruit this year. We suspect the gopher family that took out the cherry trees has also attacked the pear tree. Ugh. It's so frustrating to do everything possible by putting the root ball in a cage. Once it grows outside that cage, I guess the gophers can do whatever they want. If we put in more fruit trees, I think we'll need a new location. The peach tree looks like it won't produce much this year either so that's another disappointment. Thankfully we have plenty of farmers markets in our area.
Lavender!!! Lilacs!!! I have two new lavender plants in pots and I am definitely going to plant more. They are such a pretty flower and the bees love them too. The lilacs are just starting to blossom and as with the trees, they look a little sad. But their blossoms never disappoint.
It's the season of bright colors and hopefully it's looking that way at your place too.
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