The gardening season is almost here! I can smell it in the air. Are you ready to put on those gloves, and start digging in the dirt? I am. I included a couple photos I took the other day. My rhubarb is peeking out of the ground, and my tulips are starting to jump up. The really cold weather we had here in Ohio at the end of February, was hard on the early bloomers. It has some of my daffodils and tulips looking a little yellow on the tips. I am ready for the blooms. I moved some of my bulbs around last fall, to spread them out. I am interested to see how they will look this spring.
In the next couple weeks it is a great time to finish up any pruning you still have, and spray your fruit trees with dormant oil. My favorite is Gardens Alive! Oil-away, since it contains no petroleum, and is safe for people and the environment. It does get rid of pests, but doesn’t have a long-term effect on the beneficial insect population.
It is also a great time of year to, divide and move any perennials that are getting out of hand. Donate extra plants to friends, or your church garage sale. Extra starts sell great in a garage sale. Just dig them up and throw them in a plastic bag, or left over plastic container.