Today was planting day here at the Strawberry Patch: eggplant, squash, tomatoes, peppers of all shapes and sizes. The corn is in the ground – eight rows this year. I planted my little seedlings that I have been nursing for nearly a month now – fernleaf lavender, zinnias in many different colors, and strawberries, of course. I love the variety “Mignonette” an alpine strawberry bearing very small, sweet strawberries with a hint of vanilla.
All in all, a day well spent.
Here is a look at what is blooming in April….
Catmint is becoming one of favorites underplantings with the roses.
Azaleas – I really need to get away from my piece of earth for a bit and snap some pictures of the monstrous azalea bushes here in Southern Mississippi. Some are as a large as a small car!
Phlox – I have to resist the urge to weed this bed every spring because it is almost impossible to distinguish them from weeds until they bloom. They put on quite a show mixed with the white azaleas.
Although this looks like some sort of snarled, monster hand reaching from the depths of Hades, it is actually a harmless Autumn fern unfurling.
And weeds, always weeds….
Hope you are having a nice weekend!