Sunday it rained. Monday it was sunny.
We make hay while the sun shines. The raspberry and blackberry plants Tom ordered from RainTree Nursery finally arrived, so he got them planted.
The raspberries came packed in shredded newspaper.
The variety of raspberries is Tulameen. Tom asked for advice from a grower at the Puyallup Farmers Market last summer, and then did more research, and decided they were the way to go. We have hopes of producing a berry crop and avoiding the Asian fruit fly that ruined the fruit of our old patch. The planting area has been fallow, growing only "wild flowers" for two years.
Tom measured and laid out the plants.
All planted, the ground cover fabric will let in water and air, but discourage weeds, flower seeds, and old raspberry roots that might have escaped us. Post and wire trellising will come later.
I got some weeding done and got a start on the lawn edging. But now today it is stormy again, at least so far this morning. Any photos I took were from under coer.
The tulips are coming into bloom.
The clump of trillium outside the front door is water logged.
The full moon maple in the front yard is blooming and leafing out.
We are cleaning house this morning. I also finally got around to scheduling appointments, so now I am set to have eyes, ears, and teeth checked, as well as my annual physical.
I see that the sky is beginning to clear. Tom has hopes of doing more work outside this afternoon. I hope to get in a walk.
Looks like we'll have rain and shine for the rest of the week, with an emphasis on the rain.
Typical March weather. Oh, wait, this is April. Well, then, April showers drown April flowers.