garden pictures april 22

April Garden Pictures 2022

Here are a few garden pictures for early April as the gardens begin to wake up and the gardener ventures out.

This is what a tree looks like when the deer scratch their heads on it to help remove their antlers. Took the bark right off. Note the protective wire on the bottom right. Deer got that too.
Rabbit damage. (They left a deposit)
Rhubarb nubs emerging. Note the black drainage tile at the top of the picture. I run it to the eavestrough downspout and run the water along the garden bed to water the entire garden. Otherwise the overhang and trees at this area take most of the water.
The dry stone wall at one end of the vegetable garden. This is the first layer and you can see the “hearting” stones in the middle of the wall to help space and hold it together. This is as far as I got last year before I blew out a Quadriceps muscle lifting a heavy stone. I’ll be working on it as soon as the ground dries a bit more
I’ll also be working in the vegetable garden. I laid out these 2×4’s to mark out the future beds and pathways and see how it all works. There’s little sense in building a garden only to discover it has to be torn apart again. I’ll have more of this area all summer as we not only build out there but grow.
The first hellebore bloom sticking up from the dead, overwintered leaves. Hellebore leaves will remain green in warmer areas but not here. But it’s a Bloom! 🙂

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3 thoughts on “April Garden Pictures 2022”

  1. After my husband’s recent diagnosis of terminal cancer I stopped looking outside – why bother?
    A little while ago I found the pics of your spring garden and work plans – I looked outside, ventured outside, noted the critters had again foiled my attempts to plant crocuses, walked around, exulted over the few green bits here and there and breathed.

    Thank you, Doug

  2. It’s so interesting seeing other people’s plans in progress. We have been a plan in progress for many years, but we are now seeing the fruits of our labour.

  3. Thanks for that note Sarah. 🙂 My Mayo got into gardening after a serious accident and her change in direction is how we met. Nature does indeed work at levels we can only imagine.

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