February is an interesting month. It could be super wet. It could also be really dry and spring like. The latter is the kind of February it was around here. If you don't look at the tree buds blooming you'd think it was late spring.
Two consecutive weekends in February we tackled some gardening projects. The backyard is always alive in late winter to early spring. Weeds take control claiming every space in the yard, even in between the paved/cemented areas. Green is a good color to look at. It soothes the eyes they say. But it's still weeds and February is the time to start weeding.
And so for those two weekends we did just that. We hardly made a dent if I'd be honest with you. I look at the backyard and more weeds grew replacing the ones we pulled. We just couldn't keep up.
Unbeknownst to me my hubby took a picture of me while I was making our vegetable nook ready for tomatoes (a payback from the many times I took candid shots of him without his knowledge). I pulled the weeds, dig up the soil mixing it with soil ammendments and the following week we were ready to plant our tomatoes. We have also planted on containers strawberries and mesculun (lettuce). I remember how much fun it was two summers ago when we had a bumper crop of lettuce. I would go in the backyard to harvest from our containers lettuce for our dinner salad. I am hoping the same thing this summer.
Our fruit trees have started to show beautiful blooms, despite our failure to prune them in the fall. Fingers crossed as to whether that omission would make an impact on summer's production.
This was February in my garden:
Still apple blooms.
More apple blooms against blue sky.
Unpruned plum branches.
Adore the blooms, not so much the fruit.
White hyacinth perfumes the surroundings.
Year-round source of Vit. C.
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