Spring comes slowly to Vermont. We often have snow in April but this year we’ve had much warmer weather. I’m anxious to get out in the garden but we’re still having temperatures well below freezing at night. I have planted some lettuce, spinach and parsley and as soon as we get the composted manure all spread and tilled in I will be planting my peas. Hopefully this weekend! I thought I would share some pictures of what my garden looks like here in Vermont in mid-April.
The forsythia is in full bloom. I really wanted to get a picture of the bright yellow Goldfinches in the forsythia but they are just too skittish.
Remember all those bulbs I planted in the fall? Well they all seem to be coming up and many of them are in bloom. I love daffodils.
The blueberry bushes are mulched with some pine mulch we got delivered for free from Henderson’s. They were cutting some pines just down the street and were happy to deliver it.
The strawberries that I mulched in the fall survived the winter and are coming along well.
Lupines are coming up everywhere. They are another favorite of mine.
Soon I’ll be cooking with rhubarb. Five plants all bursting out of the ground.
My oregano is up as are my chives.
The garlic that I planted in the fall is also doing well.
Inside things are doing well. My geranium, which I overwintered indoors, is in full bloom and ready to be moved outside for the summer.
The vegetable seedlings are also doing well, the tomatoes seem to grow more robust every day!