Early Garden Prep

We’ve been having a record-breaking cold and rainy spring so far but it’s still time to start with gardening prep, both ornamental and vegetable. It might seem strange to those not from Maine to think of people flocking to the plant nurseries in wet and blustery cold weather to buy annuals that will only live for a short season. It makes complete sense, however! Summer in Maine is a Very Special Occasion deserving of festive flowers and the planting beautiful life forms. It’s still too early to plant, but never too soon to buy as long as you can keep the plants warm.

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Our tulips still have not opened.

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The Forsythia in our yard isn’t as full as usual and the trees are still bare.

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However, the ferns are coming up in our woods…

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…and the wild daffodils have blossomed.

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I paid Buster a visit while I was near his burrow in the woods.

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The succulents are thriving and shockingly hardy.

Pink roses in their containers waiting to be planted

In addition to planting more roses we’ll be buying annuals for the planters around our yard.

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Wayne will be planting Sun Sugar cherry tomatoes, Beefsteak tomatoes, Cherokee Purple tomatoes, Carolina Gold tomatoes and Hansel eggplant in our garden beds. Until it’s safe for the seedlings they will be staying inside.

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5 thoughts on “Early Garden Prep

    1. Yes! Right now the sun sun is shining bright and it’s warm (high near 60 today). Already there is more noticeable bloom…and the tulips have opened for the first time! 😀

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  1. Oh my! Same for us out here! We put in new low water/ local plantings in our tiny back yard garden beds Sunday & Monday and we’ve had rain and cold ever since… we also switched our heater to A/C yesterday and today we are really wishing we hadn’t (brrrrrrrrr) I guess we jumped the gun. I *thought* it was Spring!

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