Getting supper on the table and then going to church but I need to check in with you. I know that you all understand that I’m really busy outside these spring days but I thought maybe the hydrangeas deserved another look.
Last fall I cut the flower stalks down to several inches high. I have always hauled those stalks away but I took a chance and laid the cut stalks over the plants and the leaves fell off the roof and piled up over top of the stalks.
Last week when we started uncovering the hydrangea plants, those stalks that had laid there all winter were sending out buds! Wow! I sorted all the debris to find all the stalks with buds and put them in a corner and heaped leaves on top again ….. until I am ready to plant them. I think they would probably dry out and die if left uncovered.
Here are the plants today that are uncovered.
Here are those that are still under leaves.
When I pull the cut stalks out, almost every one has new buds!
More Harveys – this one from Peggy.
And from Bonnie – our kit with a more colorful shirt!
You can order Harvey until May 1 and then he’s going bye-bye until next year. We must limit available patterns. We will try to have the next door banner ready on or before May 1 so get ready!
I heard the goldfinches in the trees and I even heard a lone cardinal yesterday. Gotta get ready for the Orioles!
More tomorrow if time.