There is so much going on in the garden. April has been chilly and DRY (0.22 inches of precip).....so we've already needed to water the garden twice. Not nice for April.
The giant alliums are getting ready to do their thing. Great, reliable plants. And they multiply like tulips. I love 'em.
The daffodils are just about finished...
I don't know where this tulip came from, (I don't remember planting it) but it is pretty.
The tulips in the back garden are all in bloom except for the yellow ones. This photo shows the garden as you step into it from our back porch. (From the left side).
For the most part Chelsea has been behaving herself in the garden. Meaning she hasn't been running through the beds too much. (Except when she feels the need to chase squirrels.)
More tulips in the back garden.
The serviceberry tree has bloomed and now is finished.
The basket of gold is doing it's thing.
I forgot that I planted these Odalisque tulips under the dogwood tree. Could use about twice the amount. (Next year)
The dogwood will be blooming soon. It happily lives in the shade of the Locust 'Sunburst' tree in the background.
The primroses are starting to bloom.
This little guy, or gal, seems pleased to have overwintered in the pond.
So, on to the front garden. Right now it's all about tulips and phlox.
Kim shot the following photos. His perspective is very different from mine and I enjoy it.
(He has the advantage. He attended photography school.)
And for our Portfolio eating plan......it's going OK. We're eating a lot of this type of food...
I had a doctor appointment this weekend. My cholesterol is currently 219. Not great. She's giving me three months to bring it down to 200. Can I do it? I hope so. I was on Lipitor a few years ago for my high cholesterol. But they can't locate my cholesterol count from back then and I don't remember what it was. How have I been doing on my new food plan? Well, not bad. But, I have succumbed to the occasional cookie while at work. Now, no more of that. I really want to avoid the prescription meds.
I baked these cookies today.
Not bad tasting. I substituted half whole wheat flour and added chocolate chips to make them more appealing to me. I'm hoping they'll keep me from giving into temptation at work.
And finally; a short wine review.
The winner; definitely the wine in the center; Chateau Douley. (It was the most expensive at $16. But, you usually get what you pay for.) The Timberwood was $5.
The Italian Monetepulciano at $10, was OK. The Timberwood I can't recommend at all. For anything.
Also, I planted more seeds today; this will be my final planting for this spring.
Mexican sunflower (tithonia)
Sonata white cosmos
Lemon gem marigold
Red Brocade marigold
Giant yellow marigold
Heavenly Blue morning glory
Kniola's Black Knight morning glory
Scarlet O'Hara morning glory
Teddy Bear sunflower
Nasturtium nanum empress of India
Crimson Rambler morning glory
Red rock penstemon
Sunspot morning glory
Love in a Puff vine
My "plant room" setup:
Yeah, it's a little late. I'm behind on my plantings. But better late than never, right?
Our cat, Ebby, hanging out in the "plant room". I'm just grateful she hasn't attacked the catmint seedlings.