Spring time in the garden has stolen me away completely this year.
I spend my time planting, weeding, watering, even correcting stones.
I am also continuing my yard-art projects, and today I made a sun-catcher
from some stuff I had lying around. It was super easy!
If anyone tries to tell you there's no such thing as global warming, the Swedish lilac
is here to tell you differently. In the last 30 years, the lilacs have started blooming
increasingly early. Their scent used to signal the end of the school year in Skåne,
now they start blooming already mid-May. That's 2-3 weeks earlier than 30 years ago.
I even saw a graph on it (but I can't find it now...)
Here are all the sunflowers that were left over after I had planted them.
I don't know what I was thinking using two whole packets...
Also some little half dead strawberry plants I saved from the garden.
Hopefully I will have found a better spot for them by autumn.
This big cement planter is probably decades old and weighs a ton.
It was a sickly brownish green crumbling mess up until last week,
when I decided that some paint may at least improve appearances.
I don't expect it to hold together for much longer though.
This is the finished product of my mosaic cinder block planter.
It brightens up one of the shady spots on the patio,
but it is really at its best when the sunlight is bouncing off the glass pieces.
We have deer in our garden almost nightly, and fearing for my little
sunflower seedlings, I am trying out hanging cd's (with little bells)
all around the garden to scare them off. Though I remain skeptical.