Garden Chick - Notes from the Garden

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Dogwood Winter

What a gorgeous day today. The high was 72 degrees. The picture above is a little pink dogwood tree that we bought several years ago for "cheap" at a flea market. I didn't think it was going to make it but this year it burst open in bloom several days ago. The picture on the bottom was taken at dusk after a long day outside cleaning out the chickweed and various weeds. My Stella de Ora daisies have now formed 3 huge clumps after only peeping up from the mulch about 2 weeks ago. The bed also includes rudbekia, what I call society garlic (little purple flowers on shoots), bee balm, a peony bush, and purple coneflower. These are all coming up throughout the bed.
Not to be fooled by this wonderful weather, no planting has been done. Tomorrow begins a week of cool weather, with the highs in the 40's and lows down to 30. Guess this is what they call Dogwood Winter. Oh well, I enjoyed the day while I had it. I am sure there are those out there with snow still on the ground.


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