My dear little lilacs are hanging in there, despite some frigidly cold temps at the beginning of the weekend. And, then came Sunday… and it was just glorious!
We actually did yard work and I loved every second of it! Sunshine. Birds. Working in the garden!
My Rhubarb needs to be divided and I fear I might have waited too long. Anyway, I want to put it in a container as they show in this video. I don’t have a container yet. But, it is on my list to get done this week. Hopefully, this does not harm the Rhubarb… but it has to be done.
Also, the raspberries are going crazy! And, spreading like mad! Raspberries should be in abundance this year – and last year was not bad either, I was picking enough berries in one day to make a pint of raspberry jam – so, I am really excited!
Outside of that it was a pretty quiet weekend, although we did go and have lunch with friends at Café Dehli (it was my first time there) and holy crap, was it good! So, when they rolled me out of there after we were done…. Yeah, I am not looking forward to weigh-in this week, lol!
There was some knitting this weekend as well, I will share that with you all on Wednesday.
Hope your Monday is full of good things – mine will be more outdoors than in! And, I could not be happier about that!
Wasn’t yesterday just gorgeous? We went out to lunch and ate outside, and it felt so nice after the chill on Friday. I think I’m probably going to wait a while yet to plant anything, but our perennials are looking fairly good.
Hooray for the lilacs! We had a lovely old rhubarb bed here when we moved in, and I probably should have divided it 10 years ago as it’s now all small and spindly and probably time to replace the plants. With 70 yesterday, near 80 today and tomorrow, it’s yard and flower bed work time here also. Enjoy!
It was so nice to spend some time outside!! My mother always used to say that the “right time” to divide/transplant/whatever was when YOU have time to do it!! I must say, that advice hasn’t been wrong… rhubarb, bleeding heart, hosta… they’re all pretty resilient and will likely recover pretty quickly.
It was great here, too, and I loved being outside!
Our lilacs were covered with snow on Sunday and it looks like they survived last nights near freezing temps. Spring is once again coming on strong! A friend of mine put her rhubarb in a big pot about 6 years ago and she still gets a bumper-crop. It’s a smart way to contain the spreading. Good luck!
Rhubarb and raspberries. You have no idea how jealous I am!
Rhubarb doesn’t tend to be fussy. Go ahead and have your way with it! 🙂
It was a glorious weekend here, too! Ahhhhh. So nice!
Sunday was ideal! Glad it’s getting to be springtime in your neck of the woods, too! We’ve a few more days of sunshine and warm temps on the slate for this week…fingers crossed!
You have raspberries?I am SO jealous. I love them, but our yard is all shade.
I must have told you that I lived in in Shadyside for a year (way back in the 1980s). I loved it, and I would have been happy to settle there. I’d love to visit and stitch together!
You are actually picking raspberries already? Mind.blown.
We’re still enjoying the beauty that was Sunday too. And the raspberries! I really want to transplant ours – they’ve been doing wonderfully the past two years but they are in the middle of what should be a flower garden.
I once tried to establish several rhubarb plants in the ground and failed utterly. Maybe I should try planting one in a large container, instead. I love to eat rhubarb and I love that it just returns every year. I’m not much of a gardener, so anything perennial is appealing!
sigh. rhubarb and raspberries. sounds like a wonderful colorway for a spring shawl. and a lovely beginning to a spring meal 🙂
wasn’t this nice weather LONG overdue? Those rainy days were getting me down (Karen Carpenter thank you). Pittsburgh is beautiful to me any time of the year since I grew up there. I hope your lilacs are going to be okay!! Ours were cut down and we are hoping they revive themselves.