April 20….garden update

The flowerbeds are almost finished,if the mulch wouldn’t have ran out it would have been done. The hardest part is finished though. I also got caught up with the mowing,trimming trees,and shrubs up. Hoping to get a little quilting in tomorrow so I can at least say I got a little done. Enjoy the garden photos….

That wheelbarrow is one handy thing to have around,even the grandchildren get pushed around in it.๐Ÿ™‚

I love to sit on the porch just as the sun is coming up with a cup of coffee in my hands ,listening to the birds sing, and other nature sounds.

Here is the mower that I use to mow the five acres that need mowing here on the farm.

I love living in the country but at times it can be frustrating when wild animals come into your yard making holes that you have to fill in and level out. Armadillos can be a for real pain!

Living in one of my rose bushes is a nest of little birds , mama bird wasn’t happy with my at all! She gave strict orders for those little things to hunker down,and not move… and that is just what they did!

Have a great weekend!


Author: Deb

I'm a wife, Mom mom, and a quilter. I also enjoy nature , history and flowers.

24 thoughts on “April 20….garden update”

  1. What a beautiful garden you have! I have two long fingers of green poking their heads out of the garden soil which I assume are gladiolas? There were some mystery bulbs in there too along with the Tiger lilies. When should I expect the TLs to show?

    I had some of those very same holes in my yard this week. I had no idea it was the work of armadillos!

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    1. Thank you! There were calla lilies ,I know that got mixed in, canโ€™t remember what all went in.I would think you should see them poking their heads up any time now.


      1. Aaaaaaaand…. they’re up!
        It has been very WET here and we have clay soil, so I was a bit worried that they might have rotted. So happy!


  2. Your yard is so beautiful, the flowers are wondrous! Those armadillos are quite cheeky digging holes so close to the house! Will the roses bloom all summer, or do you have other things that will bloom later? When do you start harvesting your vegetables?
    We are greening up here, and will head out to do battle with dead leaves, etc. this week. I see they are saying rain/snow late next week, but the days around are warm enough I’m hoping for the upgrade to rain only. That’s what happened yesterday. Time to see what’s sprouted in the neighborhood. We always know it is really spring when the neighbor’s peonies sprout!

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    1. Armadillos are cheeky,for they will even dig to go under the porch!๐Ÿ˜– the climbing rose will not bloom heavily all summer,however this fall when temps cool off again in will bloom just not as much, the knockout roses , Iโ€™ll trim off the old blooms and it will bloom beautifully again. In the garden fresh lettuce ,onions, little new potatoes are coming out of my sons garden ,he got his things in earlier then I. Strawberries will soon be ready to pick. Oh how I love Peonies!

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  3. Wow–it’s all spectacular, Deb! And that’s quite the behemoth of a riding mower! Just seeing this makes me realize how much work I have ahead of me, now that our weather is finally turning better . . . .

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    1. Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚ the mower is a time saver,as you can speed along rather quickly to get the job done. It has two gas tanks which really makes it nice as hubby can fill it up for me and I donโ€™t have to worry about running out of gas while heโ€™s gone. Have fun working out in that warm sun!


  4. Garden is looking lovely, will have tackle ours when we get home and just love the mower. Ours is more like a tractor, although yours looks like you can get in really close to edges. We have the same thing with rabbits digging holes and we have the biggest mole hills ever, but I think they have moved on now……to next door, hope they don’t come back ๐Ÿ™‚


    1. We used to have a tractor mower but it took so long to get the mowing done. When the boys were at home it didnโ€™t matter much how long it took as it gave they something to do. Yes, it does cut done on the weed whacking for it can get closer to edges. I hear ya on the donโ€™t come back part!

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      1. Yes thats the problem with grass, it never stops growing…..well here with all the rain it never seems to stay short for more than a couple of days. Steve liked the look of yours, but he will have to make do with his tractor, anyway he only has an acre to cut ๐Ÿ™‚

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      2. Our grass,which some is in weeds with grass, is usually cut once a week,although come July through September it can get really dry here so that cuts back on grass moving which is nice, for then itโ€™s hot here!


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