The other day when it snowed, it melted as soon as it hit the ground, and we didn't get the 1 to 3 inches we were supposed to. There are no more lows in the 20s forecast, and I hope they don't put them in any more this spring. It was in the 60s when I got home from work today. Knowing it's supposed to rain the next few days, Heidi and I spent most of the evening outside. The birds weren't too happy to share the yard with us. I planted 2 kinds of carrots and more lettuce. I also planted mesclun at Jeff's.
Sparrow with nest supplies:
I'm not sure what kind of bird this is, but it was the first time I'd seen it around, and it's a nice change from the sparrows and grackles.
Doesn't this grackle look fierce?
Every time we went out back, we startled the doves, and they flew to here or the overhead lines.
I found a coneflower in the veggie garden that looked the same as the one coming up in my new bed, so moved them both to the area behind Heidi, along with some asters that I divided from the east bed. I moved the bench out to make room for them. It was getting dark, so I didn't get pictures taken. I moved some goldenrod and black eyed Susans to the other side of the shed to add to the goldenrod that's already there. (There wasn't much there, because we thought we were going to have a different shed built, but when we couldn't get a permit, we had it repaired. Even with just a few plants, and me pointing them out, they got stepped on during the repair.)
I saw my first bee of the season today!
At first, I thought this was an ant, but it almost looks like a small bee of some kind.
For some reason, I only have 1 red tulip.
Heidi enjoyed our time outdoors, as usual. Across the street is Jeff's house. He asked me to ask blog people's advice on whether he should try to prune his bushes in some way or take them out. What would you plant there? It's on the west side of his house, with a couple trees that provide some shade. (The area to the left of the garage is where I am gardening, and where the tree with the platform is.)
The next 2 photos were taken yesterday, when Jeff asked me to put them on the blog. They don't look to me that they are in the best health, but I don't know that much about bushes.
Any advice? I hope you are getting some time outside. I still have dirt under my fingernails.