Thursday, April 28, 2022

The Garden In April

Well, spring is here, I'm glad. There was a lot of snow in the garden, it finally melted. The soil in beds becomes warmer. There are more and more sunny days.

As soon as the snow melted, I took a rake and began to collect the leaves left in autumn. In addition to the leaves, there are many dry branches that have fallen from the birch during winter. Of course, such a snowy winter brought trouble in the garden. 


Round golden thujas suffered - their central branches broke and withered, and the branches along the edges of the plant strongly stick up. I will have to clean the center and cut the side branches of the 'golden globe' thuja. 

The soil dries out from a large amount of water after the snow melts. Mole tracks are often visible. We will have to restore the lawn and in some places re-sow grass seeds.

I moved all the plants that wintered in the city to the greenhouse. I must say that it was difficult, But the plants arrived alive and well, except for a few broken branches.

Now they are transplanted into flowerpots and tubs and remain in greenhouse until warm weather. I planted small begonias and petunias in hanging flowerpots. 



Hope they will decorate the garden and grow until autumn.


How nice that nature comes to life here after winter. Leaves appear on the trees and their fragrance is carried in the air.
What is the weather like in your area? What are your jobs now?

Sunday, April 17, 2022

Happy Easter!


My dear friends, I wish you happy holidays, good health and peaceful days to all of us!

I drew this picture for you.

All the best!



Slide film "My watercolors":



Sunday, April 10, 2022

Preparing For Warm Days

It's spring and nature dictates its own rules - I am preparing flowers and vegetable seedlings for planting in the garden and in the greenhouse. Plants that had overwintered in the city began to bloom. They will be transferred to the garden when the night frosts pass at the end of April. They are Fuchsia, Dianthus, Begonia semperflorens, Impatiens walleriana.


As usual, I sow vegetables and annual flowers. For sowing, I use disposable plastic cups and cut milk bags. Veggies are eggplant, tomatoes and peppers. Seeds grown by myself.



One eggplant is starting to bloom! As you can see, the foliage and roots are fine.


Annual flowers were sown in March and now they are growing well. These are Nasturtium, Erodium and Impatiens balsamina.


I hope that spring will give us joy and peaceful days will come.