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I just came back from Seattle where the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival   is in full swing.  We visited the Roozengaarde Nursery and  I was quite impressed by the beautiful gardens and miles of fields full of row upon row of tulips and daffodils in different colors and varieties.  Check out the slide show.

In the meantime, here in Western Pa. seems that rains have graced our gardens for most of the past week.  I was looking forward to getting back in my garden and get things under way… not so fast!  The ground is saturated and very soggy, it is not advisable to walk on very wet soil as it compresses the soil damaging the intricate fibers and delicate roots.  Once it dries, the soil stays compressed and hardens.

So, I am exercising a bit of patience until things dry up a bit.  I did step out and stayed on drier parts of the garden, weeded by the paths, applied Liquid Fence and Preen to keep those weeds from germinating.  waiting for a few dry days.

“God made rainy days so gardeners could get the housework done.”  ~Author Unknown


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