April arrives

GDD = 64

Daffodils in many areas are already blooming, but none here yet. The only bloom like activity is coming from the magnolia in the front yard. The lower branches on the western side have numerous buds that are beginning to break. The pink of the flower barely showing through the splitting bud.

I have spent most of my time outdoors cleaning up the pile of chipped roots that is all that is left of the Wild Cherry tree.What I could salvage of the Sweet Woodruff that surrounded the base of the tree, I moved to an area at the rear of the property around the pine trees. Some of the beds have gotten their spring edging, others their spring cleaning.

Though the weather has been fine throughout March,guaranteed frost-free days are still a good six weeks away. Patience and caution rules the early spring garden in NE Ohio.


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