I have been pretty busy with starting vegetables this year. I have taken 45 flats of assorted plants over to my friends' greenhouse so far, with another 8 or 10 flats still to go. And I will be starting lettuce and more broccoli, for the third time, lol
I picked up five different roses this week, and have another one coming from Jackson & Perkins here in a week or two-this is going to be a nice change as I typically only do one or two, just for show. This year, I will keep one in the greenhouse, and place the others strategically around the front of the house. Also this year, I am going to try putting a couple of tomatoes in the planters along my garage wall, since it gets very warm there and gets a lot of sun. I am hopeful for a better tomato year ahead....all told, I will have about 20, with five of those being basket tomatoes-the much sought after Tumbler.
Another friend started a whole packet of corn, from seed. As luck would have it, it has all come up and she is sharing a number of those with me also. Last year I did some in pots in the greenhouse and it did very well with the heat in there.....I am so looking forward to some corn this fall-yum!
My hanging baskets have been planted for a month already and are starting to get some size to them, I think they are going to look pretty nice. This year, I went with a red, white and blue color scheme, just for something different.
As far as the garden proper goes....last year, I had things in the ground the first week of May. This year, I will be lucky to have it even close to thawed-there was still about six inches of snow on it as of this morning. Blech. It can warm up and be break up anytime now!