Finally, a break in the rain, so again I took the afternoon off to get a little gardening done. Both the strawberries and the onions are now planted. Yay! And three pounds of onion sets is about 1.5 pounds too many, so I plan to share the extra with my kids. Onions for all!
It was also a perfect day for spraying weeds - sunny but cool, with very little breeze. I try to garden as organically as I can manage, using mulch and hoe and my bare hands to keep the weeds under control, but the Canada thistle does me in. It is one weed that I consider RoundUp-worthy. My goal is to eliminate it from my yard.
The cool weather has preserved the daffodils and forsythia - they are still going strong - and delayed everything else. I was hoping the rhubarb would be ready for an Easter pie, but no such luck. The rhododendron is about to pop, though, and I will probably have to mow next week. Winter does give way to spring, eventually.