Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Seedlings and Garden Update, May 4th, 2011

Hanging Baskets
All the plants inside sunroom are growing so fast! I am hoping for warmer weather so I can plant them in their final container or in the ground but it has been so wet and cold last few weeks that I couldn’t even take some of them out for few hours to acclimatize them to wind and sun. It has been the worst spring that I have seen in last 45 years. At least we don’t have floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, bush fires or tornadoes even though last week we had winds gusting to 100km/h. It was so strong that house shook in its foundation. Not a nice feeling.
In the garden the birds are raising their families at incredible pace. I have never observed so many birds building nests in our 3 spruce trees. It is amazing that Grackles are nesting in same tree as House Sparrows, Chipping Sparrow and Mourning Dove. It is also interesting to see Grackles defend the tree from American Crows when they come close to the tree.
Yes, it is a very busy time for birds and before we know it, we will be busy outside as well. Let us hope.

Zinnias and Snapdragons

French Tarragon

Herb Patch
Snow Peas
Looks like Spring, but...


Anonymous said...

Such beautiful pictures.
What is the name of the flower in the picture below the snow peas ?

The zinnias in one of your other posts look amazing. The plants look so big even though they're in containers. How big are the containers you used for the zinnias and the dahlias ?


Jerry said...

Zinnias grew to more than 5 feet and so did dahlias. The flowers bellow snow peas picture are tulips and daffodils.
The containers for zinnias and dahlias are about 18" diameter and 16" high.