April 5, 2012

Early Spring

Red Peonies

Last fall my Mom gave me a bunch of peony tubers from her yard. In a big push to get everything planted, we stuffed them into their shallow holes and hoped for the best. I couldn’t be happier. They are already up, full of buds and ready for a great summer. So far there have been no casualties. This mild winter and spring have been ideal for establishing a new garden.

Our sickly, city planted, crab apple tree, has also had an amazing comeback, thanks to liberal amounts of milorganite and is covered with beautiful blooms. Thanks for all the poop Milwaukee! Here’s hoping the mild weather continues.

Crab Apple Tree


  1. The red peony is looking great! Anna, your great grandmother planted the original early red peony that you now have growing in your yard. It is truly an heirloom plant.

    Comment by Carol — April 7, 2012 @ 7:27 am

  2. I’ve heard of milorganite but never used it – now I am ready to try it. Glad it helped your crab apple.

    Comment by Rosemarie — April 12, 2012 @ 2:42 pm

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