I hate wasting sunny days this time of year, but I had a day of mostly errands so I didn't have much time to play in the dirt. One of my stops was the grocery store, and a few things made their way into the cart. I think I was giving myself an excuse to get outside when we were finished.
I thought it would be fun to try onions as well, so I bought a bag of Red Wethersfield onion sets. My helper and I planted some in our freshly cleaned raised beds. There are 80 in a bag, so I plan to share a lot of sets we didn't use.
During her nap time I thought I would get the violas planted. I did some very minor cleanup to the bed that they went in. They are planted near the Japanese maple by our front door. This is a beautiful variety, acer palmatum 'Orido Nishiki'. I tried to get a good picture of the newer branches, it's difficult to see the deep red color. The leaves will be a variegated cream and green with a hint of pink, very pretty.
While I was out I saw that the tete-a-tete daffodils and anemone blandas that I found several days ago had finished opening. They are a bit dirty from the heavy rain we had a couple of days ago.The lighting makes the anemone look lighter than it is, it's actually a little darker than this picture shows.
This morning looks wet and rainy with the promise of the temperatures heading back down into the 40's this week. I guess that means I need to get the house back in order. It seems to slip away on the days the I spend outside. I'd rather dig holes and weed than do laundry or cook any day of the week!