You can bury a lot of troubles digging in the dirt.

Friday, March 20, 2009

It's Spring

I've been weeding front gardens. I checked my journal from last year, and I'm getting over a month's head start, so that's a good sign, right? I'm trying not to have unrealistic expectations, but I really do hope to have everything looking nice again this year. I have lots of work to do.

Roadside garden weeded and ready for the planting of more beauty.

I have a few things leftover from last year that I never got planted (and they actually lived through winter), one of which is a Bartzella peony. I think I bought it from ebay.

Paeonia'Bartzella' has flowers of deep sulphur yellow with red flames at the center; some blooms can be 9" across. Plants are very big; they can ultimately reach 4' with a similar spread after 5 yrs, although more likely to be 2-3' in height and spread. Plants can take 3-5 years to reach full maturity. 'Bartzella' is a very rare plant, a hybrid of a herbaceous and a Tree Peony. While 'Bartzella' more closely resembles a Tree Peony in growth habit and flower form, its culture is the same as any herbaceous peony, except that it will tolerate partial shade as well as full sun.

It sounds wonderful.

Went to buy chicken feed this morning and found lots of sweet chicks! I resisted.