Saturday, April 12, 2008
Here's a few more signs that spring is well underway here.
* Those sunflower seedlings which have appeared (a nice percentage, considering the age of the seeds) are now beginning to show secondary leaves. This means it's time to ditch the dud pots, get these seedlings into slightly larger pots and then get a fresh wave of seeds planted this week. It may also be time to get some sweet allyssum seeds scattered along the borders of the actual garden bed.
* We began our Saturday with a short thunderstorm that brought along some hail as an additional bonus. Rain showers are in the forecast for the rest of the day, as well.
* There's a algae-clogged filter from the fish pond soaking in the kitchen sink, waiting to be rinsed out.
* A reduced-speed warning was recently posted for mariners in the waters off the Outer Cape, as a group of about 50 to 70 right whales have been spotted feeding out there. The New York Times features a story this morning about why this is important.
* Various clumps of daylily foliage throughout the garden are getting downright large. In an effort to keep up, most of the other perennials are showing additional, if still less-noticeable (to the unaccustomed eye) signs of growth.