Showing posts from February, 2014

Itching to Garden

February is the time to start gardening in the Pacific Northwest.  It is the month to fertilize rhododendrons if they need it.  Mine do, so I am trying a new organic product for rhodies and azaleas.  I thought I would get that chore done today, but is was too windy.  The stuff just blew right out of my hand.  I will have to wait for calmer conditions.  This is Rhododendron 'Lem's Cameo.' The Day Lilies are coming up right now.  They are one of the few perennial flowers which will do well in my poor soil, as long as we get enough rain.  Last year there wasn't enough and I didn't get much bloom. I had a visitor stop by to check out the garden and say hello.  There was also a gang of ravens in the yard but they stayed out of sight in the canopy of the big firs.  Their low woodwind tones were nice to listen to. This is Hellebore blooming time, but it hasn't been easy for them.  Believe it or not, we have had some drought over the winter, along with