Relatives of ours were in California in April and they visited a flower farm at Carlsbad. Wanted to share some of the photos they took.
The yard is full of birds again this month. The American Goldfinch's are back and we spotted a Rose-Breasted Grosbeak while we were in the pasture last week. The Eastern Bluebird has not been seen again, so it probably moved on, but we have been listening to the Northern Oriole sing this week. The Mountain Bluebirds claimed a new nest box in the pasture and Pat has added two more nest boxes for the Tree Swallows and is going to add two more today so we will be up to forty four birdhouses.
The potatoes, radish and onions that were planted last week have poked out of the ground. Have been busy tending to the plants in the greenhouse and digging perennials for the plant sale. This year we thought we would host a Plant Sale at the farm. It is on Friday May 18th from 10:00am to 8:00pm. We are located 4 kms east of Alvena on grid 777. There will be signs to guide you our way. We will have on display bee, bird and bat houses, and the hypertufa planters. The plants will include, shrubs, roses, perennials, annuals, vegetables, herbs and succulents.
We will be at the Saskatoon Farmers Market on Saturday and Sunday this weekend. Have a great long weekend and happy planting.