March In Our Garden – Operation Clean up Recommences!

Hello lovers of all things garden. Isn’t that an amazing sunset? It was taken a few days ago close to where I live on British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast. Just stunning. I just love Spring with all the beautiful colours.

I can’t believe it’s been three months since my last post. With the return of winter, there was nothing much we could do during those months.

The garden is coming alive again with little crocuses poking their heads up all over the place

and primulas

and the daffodils and tulips are growing bigger by the day. One of the daffodil plants has a bud on it already! I love daffodils

It’s incredibly early for these. Last year they started flowering in May.

Our garlic is really growing nicely and is now twice the size of when that photo was taken – about a week ago

To continue with “operation clean up” from the Fall, we bought some lovely pots for our front porch along with some little bunnies that I found, oddly enough, in the drug store

In a few weeks we’ll plant lovely shade flowers and herbs in here such as lemon grass, fuchsia, primula bulleyana, sweet woodruff, cascading lobelia, viola, double impatiens, and zinnia. It looks like I know what I’m talking about, doesn’t it? But I don’t really. I Googled shade flowers and spent quite a bit of time finding ones that would do well in the various sized pots, and then made a list. I can’t wait to go to the nursery and buy them.

We’re still not sure if we’ll be able to build the vegetable and herb garden that we’d planned. If you’ve been following this Blog, you may remember that our landlord is building a house on a piece of land above our cottage. Click here to refresh your memory.  The space where we planned the vegetable garden had a shed on it, which was going to be torn down once the sewage system had gone in.

Well, last week I came home and noticed something was missing

I was so elated, I started making vegetable garden plans almost immediately, until I realized that he still has to build a rock wall where that slope is in the right-hand side of the picture, and hook up the water lines which means heavy equipment will be moving around in that space. So it doesn’t look like we’ll be able to plant anything there this year either. 😦 … sigh.

Fortunately, we still have the temporary, makeshift vegetable garden which we’ll revive again this year.


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