Ms Robin's Garden

  (Caneyville, Kentucky)
Happenings on the Hilltop
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Struggling with patience

The weather forecast is like the proverbial carrot dangling in front of me. Promises of slowly increasing night time lows. I know it won't be much longer until we are in full swing The greenhouse is full of plants and I'm ready for the first round of spring plantings. Patience is not one of my strong suits and it is really being tested this year. Hopefully, this is the last night with temperatures below 40.
I worked out in the greenhouse and garden all day. The weather was absolutely perfect! I planted 2 beds of potatoes and one of onions. I also put out transplants of broccoli, cabbage, kohlrabi, brussel sprouts and celery. Tomorrow, I'll be planting seeds of radishes, a number of lettuces, mustard, beets, green onions and carrots. I'm sure there are a few more that I can't think of at the moment.
I planted 250 Asparagus seeds in seed trays a full month ago. After not seeing any sprouts, I started another 150 seeds a few days ago. While I was watering yesterday, I noticed a dozen or so tiny Asparagus seedlings. The sweet potatoes I set up in jars of water a month ago, were also just sitting there. Almost defiantly, refusing to grow vines. So, I set up three more sweet potatoes, this time in a sand bed. I'm sure you can see where this is going. Yes, tiny little vines are now appearing on the original sweet potatoes! I definitely need to work on my patience.
I'm adding a huge new flowerbed across the south side of our home. The location and size is mostly to make mowing much easier, so that we don't have to use the weed eater to get where the mower wouldn't reach. The plastic garden edging has been put in place. I planted 5 more roses along the outer edge, in line with the 3 in front of the deck. We planted 4 Buddleia Butterfly Bushes a few weeks ago. These smell just like Lilacs!  Depending on how much shade I think there will be, I may under plant the bushes with a few Hostas. I have lots of flowers from my winter sowing project to fill in any and all gaps in all of the beds surrounding the house. I just have to be sure to save room for a garden bench and Samson's little wading pool. 
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