The old wisdom when we moved here to Boise 23 years ago was not to plant your garden until the snow had melted off Bogus Basin. But this year the trees are already turning green and, though I can still see snow up on Bogus, we haven't had a hard frost down here in the North End for weeks. It's very unusual this early, but I think spring is here to stay.
The first flowers to bloom in my garden were the bright red and yellow tulips.
We planted some new Honeysuckle Trumpet Vines next to last year's Clematis. I wonder how far they'll all climb up towards the trellis this year.
We also planted some new Hostas along the fence on the side yard.
My Sage bush is the only herb from last year that survived transplanting. The rest I had to plant new. I have Rosemary, Oregano, Thyme, and Chives so far, and this weekend I'll add Basil and Flat Leaf Parsley.
My little vegetable garden is coming along slowly. My spinach is starting to look like spinach, and the tops of the red radishes are just starting to peak out of the soil beneath the green leaves. Tiny Romaine lettuce leaves are just barely breaking through the dirt, and the green onions are still spindly little reeds and growing slow as molasses. I've also planted some beets, carrots, and red leaf lettuces that haven't come-up yet.
My easy decoupage Popsicle stick plant markers have worked out great so far. The mod podge sealer is holding up well to the water, sun, and soil.
I didn't realize the new gate had shut behind me one day while I was working in the garden on the side of the house, leaving Tucker on the other side. When I heard some scratching and went to investigate, I found him digging in the dirt next to the gate, something he's never done before. I guess he was trying to dig under it to join me, and he looked so forlorn sitting there, I just couldn't scold him.
Thanks for stopping by my garden today. I'd love to hear what's happening this spring in your garden.
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