Sunday, March 20, 2011
March garden view - first day of spring!
Its a beautiful day today to mark the first day of SPRING. I had to open my cold frame doors to lower the heat (it was up to upper 80's inside, 60's outside). I worked in the area around the frame and soaked in the sunlight and warmth myself. There are still deep shadows as the sun is still low to the south, but its angle is increasing. I raked the leaf mulch off of flower garden next to the cold frame and cleared off the stone path. I was impressed at how many plants from last fall have survived very well. I found that my bee balm still has nice green leaves left from last year as well as many little new shoots poking up. And my roses are very healthy too. The benefits of deep snow cover, I suppose.
I found a hose in the garage, hooked it up and was able to give the plants in the frame a good soaking.
I haven't gotten the peas planted yet. Though the soil is thawed and workable, it just seems too shady in my garden beds still.