Part Of My Backyard Garden

Part Of My Backyard Garden
July 25, 2013

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Oh How We Love the Rain - Even if it is White

Well, we made it, nine days this time, without snow. Each snowstorm I decide it will be the last, but a week later, here we go again. This one has been a terrific moisture producer, as of 3:30 this afternoon. We have had 2.4 inches so far and its still coming down. We do not often get these long drawn out moisture producers, and this one will keep things green for weeks.

Everything is looking green out back, should get even better now

Our perennials look good, even in the snow, and the first of the wildflowers were just starting to open up. That is why I have not bought a bunch of flowers and set them out, no need, it is still too early.

Wildflowers getting a good start, we saw these yesterday (Monday)

I did plant Potatoes, peas, and radishes, nothing up yet. I like to get the earliest possible vegetables and don’t mind if I have to replant. Plus, a few seeds are only half a pocket full of change or less.

Tulips don't last long, but they put on a nice show in April

Spring rain and snow are the norm, not the exception in Wyoming, and it is great to see. All too soon we may be talking about how dry it is and how we wished it would rain.

Spring means the North Platte is up and looking good again

Meanwhile, keep on gardening. 

It's almost time for the old guy to put on the shorts

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Garden Setback

Today the garden is covered, again, in snow. Great to have the moisture but I am ready for rain not snow.

Not yet garden time

My peas and potatoes are in, nothing else, still much too early. I have seen a few people planting already, but my ground temperature is still less than 50 degrees, not much will happen with those temps. Soil temperatures need to be in the mid-60s to set out tomatoes, and I use 60 degrees to start planting most of my garden. Plus, in my part of the world, if the calendar does not say May, it is usually a waste of time.

Take a look before planting and save yourself money and time

Yesterday, before the snow I took a few quick shots of my tulips and daffodils, that are just now starting to open. Hope this does not set them back too much.

Hope it will still open after the snow

Take a look and dream of spring, which looks to be only a few days away.