I’m a bit behind—what else it new—and need to clean the leaves off of some gardens now that April is almost here. But I did get started with just a bit of planting on this fine warm Good Friday.
I had saved some seeds from a trumpet vine that is invading Katy’s yard. I planted these behind my fence. Yes, I know, this can be an aggressive kind of flower, and a bit of a pest to control—but it’s not an invasive foreign species, it’s an invasive native Iowa wildflower, so there.
Anyway, the world is safe if I have no better luck with this than all of the other wildflowers I’ve planted in the woods behind the fence.
Besides some borrowed trumpet vine seed, I also collected some coneflower seeds from my garden. Since the utility company cut out so much wood, I figure there is more light and maybe some of these will grow.
They would look prettier than the garlic mustard that dominates back there, at least.
Besides that I contented myself with shooting a few more flower pictures. Some yellow crocuses in the yard have joined the blue ones in the back garden in blooming, and many more are just starting to show and bud. The dominant color scheme in the outdoors is still brown, but if you look, you can see little splotches of color—green and some early flowers—that show that Iowa is on the verge of suddenly and spectacularly turning green.
May we get some April rain to maintain that hue.