Saturday, March 26, 2011

It's early spring here, only in the 40's in between showers, still a little snow visible in the hills surrounding our valley. Of course, when I go outside, the Chickie Girls think I need to feed them, so they come running. They have been busy in the perennial bed, scratching midst the cat mint and white cone flower coming up, around the daffodils which are like solid sunshine. The peonies are sending up their red shoots, with promise of heavy fragrant blossoms to come. I also have the grape hyacinth blooming, bleeding heart peeking up, the iris are sending up new shoots, along with the day lilies. The girls are busy laying as we have more light now. We are getting between 10  to 15 eggs a day. Luckily I do have buyers for them!
I added some Double Delight roses, orange and pink dahlias to the long perennial bed. Can't wait to see the colors as they come up! I also have new plans for another flower bed beyond the arbor over the fire pit, and despite my promises to my husband, am sure I need more plants to add the the established beds;)