Behold, the first dirty sleeve of the coming gardening season...
Well, the weather widget was only forecasting rain today, so I had planned to dig my Daylilies later this week... but it so happened that there was some sun today, so I dug one up. It wasn't hard to dig up because the ground is very soft right now, but the clump was big and it was heavy. I was dismayed to find that they are already starting to sprout. :-( I may not get all of them moved this year. I also discovered a hitchhiker:
He buried his head, clearly *not* ready to wake up yet!
My leeks are making progress... I have yet to figure out what chewed on them. Squirrels, maybe, but I'd be surprised if they liked things in the onion family. Who knows... whatever it is, it doesn't seem to be nibbling the new growth. Seeing the leeks grow is a happy spot in the garden, aesthetically, not that exciting, but it's WINTER and something is growing! Especially since my garden produced nearly zip last season... it makes me hopeful for this next one.
I've been investigating the possible reasons why my kousa dogwood is sickly, but can't pinpoint anything. :-( I checked around the base today, to make sure it wasn't planted too deeply, but that doesn't appear to be the case. I did move the mulch away from the base of the tree. I guess a soil test should be next up... I remembered that we've thrown our wood stove ash in the corner near the tree in the past, maybe that screwed up the Ph too much... *sigh* I really don't want it to die, so I sure hope I can figure something out.
AND... last but definitely not least... Coralie is wearing JEANS today. I found a pair of skinny jeans ('jeggings', I guess. I really hate that word) at Kohl's. They are soft and stretchy, but they'll be sturdier than her regular leggings. Hopefully, this will be a nice bridge to wearing other kinds of pants. :-D