This continues to be a challenging spring, gardening-wise. The weather has been very chilly the last couple of days, which has kept me from moving outside lots of tender plants that for months have been suffering through less-than-ideal conditions and spider mite infestations inside. As if that where not enough, I am pretty sure there is something seriously wrong with the potting soil I have been using for the past two months. Most of my seedlings are much smaller than they should be by this point, and not a few have developed discolorations of their leaves and stems. I can only hope that they will perk up once they are planted out in good soil in the garden or transferred to larger containers for the deck. Unfortunately, I still have quite a bit of the suspicious soil, which I now do not even dare add to the garden beds. So while I wait for the weather and improve and my plants to catch up and keep buying new soil, here are some more pictures of things that are doing well:
Tulipa 'Elegans Rubra'
A double lilac (Syringa vulgaris cv.)
More - hopefully positive - news soon...