It's still a few days before our average last frost date around here, but Dan and I decided to plant some things anyway. It's too beautiful on this gorgeous Mother's Day and we couldn't resist. The plant sale at church and our visit to Mother Earth Gardens fueled this desire too, so as soon as Jackson was down for a nap today, we hit the dirt.
Dan started to work on the teeny vegetable garden from last year (since we're still debating about the best way to enlarge it...should it be a raised bed? what about those major tree roots that go through that spot? maybe we should just till this section up to plant the greens and start small? questions, questions!).
He found this weirdo, coolio bug/larva/cocoon thing while digging. Anyone have a clue as to what it is? The end of it moved around, so it was very much alive. We just moved it to another part of the yard and half-buried it again. Should we be scared?
I worked on the new strawberry pot that I've always wanted. We chose three types of berries (Junebearing, Ozark Beauty and Itasca). Now we just have to make sure that we get to the fruits before the squirrels and the birds...
(Yep, that's the 7-month pregnant belly. Due date is two months from today!)
We also planted all of these goodies from the plant sale in our various native perennial gardens around the house:
Switchgrass, Junegrass, Spiderwort, Moonbeam Coreopsis, and Prairie Smoke; plus Thyme, Sage, Bee Balm and Basil for the herb garden.
Love having dirt under my nails again. Love playing outside in the sun, even if I am too tired and heavy-feeling to do all the planting myself. Love a lazy Mother's Day spent with my boys whom I love and who love me!
Happy Mother's Day!
*(Okay, two out of four. The song has been stuck in my head all afternoon anyway!)