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Tuesday Garden Party for April 14th

The dogwoods are in bloom in our garden and they look beautiful.

Spring is marching on at our house. Our dogwood trees are in full bloom. They are so pretty this time of year and hold up to the rain fairly well. Much better than the cherry blossoms.

The first rose to bloom in our garden this year.

I spotted our first rose on the rose bushes. Usually it another month before we see any in bloom, so I was surprised to see this one.

Can't wait for these strawberry blossoms to produce yummy strawberries.

As I was walking through the garden, I noticed all the great blossoms on the strawberry plants, which means lots of strawberries in a month of so. As long as I can keep the slugs at bay. They love to eat the berries.

I can’t wait until I’ll be able to walk out into the garden and grab a few vegetables and berries for lunch. I can’t wait until we can bite into our first juicy homegrown strawberry. They are so much better than the hard, almost flavorless ones from the store.

So much for what’s happening around here, if you missed last week’s Tuesday Garden Party, you should really check out all the great links that were shared. If you have some gardening advice to share scroll down and link up. I can’t wait to see what you have to share this week.

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From your host this week, Jami from An Oregon Cottage:

What's growing in Jami's Pacific NW Garden in Zone 8 this time of year.

Here’s a glimpse of a few things that are happening in my zone 8 Pacific Northwest garden right now, including lots of fruit blossoms – the berries are all just loaded with buds that will hopefully produce a lot of the delicious blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries that I look forward to each year- my favorite fruits.

Besides the iris pictured, we’ve also got creeping phlox blooming, brunnera, and forget-me-nots. The grape hyacinths and tulips are actually almost all done, since they started blooming weeks earlier than normal with the warmer winter we had.

Lettuce, spinach, onions, and peas planted out in the garden along with a transplanted rhubarb are growing great and the cole crop (cabbages, etc.) seedlings are hopefully planted by the time you’re reading this! The pepper and tomato seedlings have another month (tomatoes) or more (peppers) to wait before they get planted out – I thought about straightening the florescent light over the seedlings before taking the picture, but then I realized it always looks like this during the growing season, since the plants grow at different rates, so you should see it as it really is!

We had a great TGP last week, it was so fun to visit the links to pick out the features for this week – you can tell we’re all in a spring gardening mood now! Here are just 5 highlights:

The great garden features from last week's Tuesday Garden Party

1. Benefits of using raised beds @ Prudent Living

2. Frugal DIY Gardening Resources @ Grounded & Surrounded

3. Ways to keep rabbits out of the garden @ Feathers In The Woods

4. The importance of soil @ Back 2 Basics Health

5. “Recipe” for planting tomatoes @ Gentle Joy Homemaker

Looking forward to seeing what you have for us this week!

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5 thoughts on “Tuesday Garden Party for April 14th”

  1. Hi Shelly, thank you for hosting TGP. While most of March was just enjoyable watching things turn green, I’ve been busy actually working in my landscape the past few days. The timing for that feature of keeping rabbits out of the [landscape] garden is just right! Thanks for hosting. I rotate my post subjects, and I’m happy to join when my topic is garden. 🙂

    1. Rita, thanks so much for stopping by. I would love to have you link up when you have a garden topic to share. You know you can share older posts too, it doesn’t have to be from this gardening season.

    1. Thanks, Deborah! Usually we will get about 2-3 weeks of blooming out of them. They started to bloom about 10 days ago and I already see leaves starting to push out. With the rain and leaves coming on I’m thinking it won’t be too much longer that they will be in bloom. They are really nice while it lasts.

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