Earlier in the week I noticed the surprise lilies were pushing up through the ground,
and by yesterday, they were blooming!
A beautiful mass of pink! I think I'm learning that flowers planted in mass give better results. My planting has usually been trying to put a little of this and that in several places.
Our chickens went out on Tuesday of this week so yesterday I put a quilt top on the frames to work on during my "out" time of two weeks. The farmer has started the work of getting the litter ready to be put into wind rows so it can go through a "heat" that will kill any disease organisms. Then while it sits for a day or two, weather permitting, we'll go finish the second cutting of hay, and before we know it, the two weeks will be gone and new baby chicks will be cheeping in the houses again.
Do you have surprise lilies? Look around for them; they may be early too!