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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Same old thing, cutting and sewing triangles........

I cut lots more triangles and got some of them sewn yesterday and I'm sure you don't want to see any more piles of triangle squares.  I went outside in the afternoon to see what was growing in my garden.  I found the first Jack-in-the-Pulpit and many more in earlier stages of growth.  The plain green ones are here first and then the brown striped ones follow.



My sister-in-law gave me several starts of Bleeding Heart but the squirrels dug up some of them last year and trampled over the rest.  I didn't know if the root was strong enough to still grow but the answer is yes.  There is the larger plant with white flowers and one tiny plant behind it.  I hope the other one is the pink one. 



The Cranesbill is full of blooms.  I have 2 more varieties that bloom later.







The Weigela bushes are loaded with buds.  One branch has bloomed, the rest won't be far behind.  The paler pink (almost white) bush is starting to bloom too.  I cut back my red bush drastically so I'm not sure if it will bloom this year.
Here is a cactus bloom on one of the last days in April.  I have tiny buds on another plant but I don't think they are going to develop.  Now it is time to start fertilizing them through the summer.

17 comments:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I wish my bleeding hearts would have survived!

Linda Swanekamp said...

Rain, rain and more rain here. I think things are growing fast, but it is too squishy to walk out there. I love piles of triangles (or squares, or strips or anything that is fabric.)

Mary said...

How often do you fertilize your cacti and what do you use?

Briarose said...

yes I too would like to know about the fertilizer for the cactus

Barbara said...

Isn't it nice to take a diversion in the garden when our sewing gets repetitive. Looks like life is good.

Melinda Hirsch said...

Good to see your plants! Ours are about 2 weeks behind--unusually cold here (Seattle) this spring, but as always , we are very green.

Hedy Hahn said...

Why don't you blog about fertilizing your cactus ? I have noticed that my cactus are getting tons of new leaves. I also would like to know if we need special soil for these plants. I have just two now and guess I need to learn more about them.

Needled Mom said...

I always enjoy the garden tours. Wish we could raise the bleeding hearts here. They are so pretty.

Lesley Gilbert said...

I'm glad your bleeding heart survived and I'm sure I would like a Weigela bush as they remind me of my Fuchsia's - not checked my B.heart yet so need to spend some minutes in my little patch. Your cactus do so much better than ours - I think we over water them.

Elaine/Muddling Through said...

What do you use to fertilize your cacti, Wanda? I need to repot all of mine. They are just sad.

margaret said...

your garden is certainly full of life and colour much more happening than in mine. My bleeding heart only lasted 2 years not sure what finished it off neglect on my part maybe.

MissPat said...

I have both white and pink bleeding hearts and they seed themselves everywhere to the point that they can be invasive. And the deer leave them alone. I even have them growing in full sun although they are usually listed as a shade plant.

Pat

Nann said...

"Same old thing" doesn't do justice to the finished product, Wanda -- you take easy shapes and come up with spectacular results!

Kerry said...

Thank you for sharing photos of your quilts and the garden. One thing that I have done to protect my plants from feathered diggers and scratchers (my chickens) is to put upturned hanging baskets over the plants. That might work with your squirrel problem too.

Tawanda V said...

Please share any information you have on fertilizing Cactus.

Thanks.

Laura D said...

Love seeing your work progress! And these lovely photos of your garden delights! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Oh, how much do you fertilize your Christmas cactus and how often? Maybe that's why mine never came back. Please post it on the blog. Thank you.