Monthly Archives April 2014


Last year we tucked some amaryllis bulbs out into our ‘island’ of wild vegetation near the front of the yard. I’d forgotten about them until very nearly when they were about to bloom. I really need to thin out some of the vegetation around them so they can continue to grow over the years. Anyway, […]

rambling about edibles…

If you’ve been reading Sprout for a while, you probably know that my garden is really centered around flowers. I actually started the garden with every intention of  it being a vegetable garden, but after the first few harvests, I realized that a container garden is not the best place for growing certain foods. For […]

Finally, the herb beds…

We finally began working on the perimeter herb/vine/perennial vegetable beds this weekend. Chris was able to pick up the cedar wood we use for the raised beds on Thursday morning since the store was going to be closed on Good Friday. We began working on the beds on Saturday morning and almost finished getting the […]

musings on an established container garden…

One *not* so good thing about having an “established” container garden (meaning a garden of mature/established plants primarily in containers) is that there comes a time when there’s not so much novelty. On one hand, I LOVE my garden as it is. I know every plant in it (there are over 100+ at this point) […]

A third time.

This marks the third year where I’ve been screwed over by the weather. This year though it wasn’t because I planted a few weeks early. Its because Mother Nature hates me and decided to bring in a really late killing frost. I can’t catch a break. I even anticipated for the crappy weather and covered […]

April Edibles

The bulk of the edible section of the garden right now are greens of varying varieties. Some of them are even starting to bolt, but hopefully I can get them to hold on a few more weeks. Well, maybe not the spinach. I think I’ll be pulling it this week and freezing the leaves that […]

In Bloom

We had another big storm this week, but luckily nothing got damaged. Some of the plants got knocked around a bit, but nothing overwhelming. A few things bloomed this week: The yellow canna seed I planted late last summer, (or at least I *think* it was late last summer). I was surprised to see how […]

Snapdragon and Foxglove

Just some simple blooms for today.

early April in the garden

Just a few photos from around the garden with my new iPhone. It has a completely updated camera on it with all sorts of light sensors and such… I know it’s still just a phone camera, but I think it did a lot better taking photos in BRIGHT sunlight than my other phone did. The […]