April was a gorgeous month in the garden. The roses, poppies and digitalis have
started blooming and there is still a perfect compliment of rich green foliage. The
fava beans are coming in and the tomato starts will be ready to be planted once the
soil has warmed up sufficiently. Our bees are doing great. Unbeknownst to us
another swarm arrived, and they set up residence in a bee box we
had left out for rogue swarms.
Happy May Day!
The flowering cherry has given us weeks of sweet scented blossoms, and a few days ago bright green leaves popped out and added a crisp brightness to the tree.
March certainly ended on a high note. After losing all our bees this winter, a swarm arrived and moved into an empty box out in the bee yard. We’ve had rain, the lilacs are blooming, there are greens in the garden and even more rain is in the forecast. Looking forward to April.