|Some sort of double daffodils I think - but maybe not.|
The weather was nice enough that I have been able to get out and do yard work. I have weeded the garlic, which now needs it again. The flower beds in front of the house are almost done. I've gotten rid of almost all the thistles growing in the lawn.
|The rhubarb will be soon ready to harvest.|
The garden still needs to be tilled. On the bright side, I realized that I have 5 year old Madder to harvest and there are flowers and fruits doing what they are supposed to do at this time of year.
|The garlic needs weeding again!|
I noticed today that there are flowering trees in the neighbours bush lot. They looked delightful and full of promise. I'm pretty sure they are just sort of pin cherry tree or buckthorns, but they are still pretty.
The best tasting strawberries are those fresh and still warmed by the sun.
Haskaps are edible Honeysuckle berries. They are supposed to be incredibly hardy, with a lower rating of gardening zone 3! They are blue and are described as having a blueberry/raspberry taste if they are quality plants. A bad variety might taste like tonic water though. If I have one of those, it is going to be replaced rather quickly! They bloom and produce fruit in their second year. The fruit is supposed to ripen 3 weeks before Strawberries, making them a really good short season fruit.
With the late planting, thus a shorter time to develop a root system and the harsh, long winter, I worried that they might not have survived. But here they are, with little flowers. Hopefully they will give fruit, since I noticed that the second bush has finished flowering already, but this one still has some blossoms on it.