April Garden Tour 2015

by Daisy on 04/20/2015

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When the weather forecast was for thunderstorms again last night with the possibility of hail and damaging winds, I feared for my garden.

IMG_6014_2Particularly the tall-necked, tender petals of the bearded iris.


And of course I paled at the thought of hail tearing into the spring salad greens.

But it didn’t happen.


The thunderstorm happened, yes, but there was no hail, and the wind was blustery, not devastating. So the mop-headed alliums are still blazing.


The lettuce leaves are still glossy-beautiful.

IMG_5993_2In their tidy bed between the garlics.



And the Swiss chard and sweet basil stand tall.

Most of all, the first one of these turned ripe today.


I feel like we ought to have a First Strawberry of the Year Party, wear strawberry hats, put the strawberry on a platter and have a parade around the garden.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Handful April 21, 2015 at 10:33 am

That berry looks delicious! Mine have not even thought about blooming here in NW Ohio.

Sallie April 22, 2015 at 7:56 am

Congratulations!! My plants are very happy and full of white blossoms and growing green strawberries. This is so amazing !! Thank you for all your tips for growing strawberries!

Val April 22, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Your whole garden looks awesome!! My strawberries are doing good, blossomed and getting berries but right now we have cool weather. Thanks for all your tips, enjoy hearing from you.

Daisy April 29, 2015 at 6:21 pm

Val–Thank you! I love those little white blossoms! They are full of such promise.

Daisy April 29, 2015 at 6:22 pm

Sallie–Yay! Hope you have a big crop this year!

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