Friday, April 20, 2012

Strawberries and Champagne

We finally have some decent rain in the forecast.  3 inches over the next couple of days to be precise!  Okay, that's more than I really wanted, but with such dry soil, I'll take what I can get.
Earliglow Strawberry blooms are already forming berries.  These are growing outside their alloted spot, so they don't have any straw beneath them.  The rest of the plants are nestled with straw to keep soil from splashing on the berries.  Last Spring was extremely wet and rot became a problem with berries that touched the soil. 
My favorite clematis is in full bloom.  Cheers to Pink Champagne.


  1. Oh, your clematis is blooming! Mine is just 1 foot from the ground and I am just 2 states up North!

  2. This isn't normal for around here. It has been the very warm stretches and lack of severe cold that led to the early bloom. This clematis normally blooms around May 20th each year. It an entire month ahead of schedule. My berries are as well.