A couple of weeks ago, there was snow on the ground
and some ripe Avocado's in my kitchen.
I couldn't do anything about the snow, but
feeling the gardening urge, I tried (for the 5th time
this year!) to sprout and avocado pit.
As you can see, this time it finally sprouted.
I guess the others just weren't ripe enough.
Have you ever sprouted Avocado for a
I got all of my seeds ordered and even won a
terrific giveaway over at The Redeemed Gardener!
Quite a grand assortment of heirloom seeds to
start the season off right!
Thank you so much, Mr. Baker!
They will add to my gardening enjoyment immensely!
The sun decided to peek out for a few hours the other day,
so I took advantage of the bright, although cold, day
and pruned my neglected grape vines.
Today I enjoyed seeing some of the pansies and violas
that survived the winter in the pots hanging from the
driveway fence posts.
This 'Jack Frost' Brunnera was a pleasant surprise ~
I didn't think it had survived it's repeated onslaught of
the marauding deer last year!
Rhubarb is always one of our first harbingers of Spring!
I still have a couple of jars of sauce in the freezer,
but I have been sparing them for special treats!
Hoping for another great crop for putting back
for next Winter!
I spent the afternoon raking up the blanket of leaves
and chicken house litter from the Spring garden ~
getting it prepared for it's initial planting of the season.
I had a little help from my friends!
(They seemed to think I was doing all this just for them~
unearthing some tasty chicken treats!)
After all the strange weather this past Winter,
it feels good to get out and get busy ~
just like this pollen covered Bumblebee!
Joining Jami at An Oregon Garden for
her first Tuesday Garden Party