Garden Journal 4/14/2018

This spring here in southwest Iowa has been one for the record books. Yesterday alone had a mix of rain, tornadoes, snow and flooding forecasted across Iowa. The day before the high was 71 and this weekend it’s supposed to snow.

Most of my free time is on the weekends and we haven’t had many great weekends. I feel SO behind this year.

What have I been up to since I haven’t been working outside? I attended the Cass County Master Gardener Spring Garden Conference on March 17. The location and venue were phenomenal and the event was very organized. Here are some photos from that event.


The following weekend I went to the West Pottawattamie Master Gardener Spring Garden Conference on March 24, 2018 held at The Center in Council Bluffs. I heard from Scott Evans, Jan Riggenbach and other great speakers.


Since March, I have also helped West Pott. Iowa State University Extension celebrate their 100 birthday with a brunch at the Council Bluffs Library, attended the CHI Health Foundation Heritage Awards to honor several dedicated volunteers in southwest Iowa, became qualified to Stop The Bleed (Bleeding Control Basic v. 1.0 Course) with Impact CB Young Professionals and CHI Health Mercy Council Bluffs, went to a Meet the Artist event hosted by PACE – Pottawattamie Arts Culture Entertainment and heard a lecture from Amy Stewart – author of the Drunken Botanist (photo below).


So I’ve been busy. Let’s hope the weather changes by next weekend so I can get outside! Here are some photos of what this spring has been like.

IMG_3673IMG_3675IMG_3678IMG_4317IMG_4340My cat Mr. Peaches enjoying a walk in the flower field last night. IMG_4330IMG_4323

One piece of good news, is that I have volunteer Larkspur coming up on its own out in the flower field. Now that is exciting!

Comment below with how your spring has been.


2 Comments Add yours

  1. Jane says:

    No weeds growing under your feet this dreary Spring! Thanks for sharing your busy season of learning. Great photos.


  2. Eliza Waters says:

    My landscape is as brown as yours (very Andrew Wyeth!), so little is up. Such a slow spring!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s