Our Apple trees are doing pretty well. They have a hand full of blossoms each and many more buds. Remember, if you’re planning on Apple trees, get two that blossom at the same time so you can get cross-pollination! If you don’t, you may not get much or any fruit!
One of our grape plants (the Catawba, right) is doing fantastically. The Valiant (left) is struggling well, valiantly, to overcome the rabbit damage this winter. It’s poking out a couple of buds, and I’m trying to be optimistic of its chances.
I also added a paver and brick path along side the raised bed up to the spigot. Nothing fancy, just something to walk on. I used the same reliable process I have used before. The spigot placement is unfortunate. It’s right above part of the window well. The window used to be smaller until we had the basement remodeled last year and had the egress window added. I can still get the hose on and off though, and that’s what counts.
The ferns are looking pretty good, huh?
Other than that, I just shoveled more dirt today, leveling off several divots in our lawn, and amending the soil along side our driveway for the strawberries that try to grow there. You might be thinking “gee Michael, why haven’t you finished moving that dirt yet?”. Part of the answer is, yes, I’m lazy and moving dirt is hard work. The other part though is that there are a lot of inter-dependent projects going on right now. I had to chop the branches up to place dirt back there, I had to build the raised bed to place the dirt there. I had to weed the strawberries to add dirt there, and pull up some sod along the fence to put dirt in that location.
An exciting project I’ll be doing on Friday or Saturday was dependent on me using or moving these pavers before then, so I had to make this today too. Saturday though I’m going to plant the garden, so I HAVE to finish moving the dirt by then.