Because it's been so cold (20's at night), I have not been able to get out and do any garden work. My poor potting bench that I set up during the warm March weather, still sits empty.
I did go out this afternoon just to take a walk around the Ponderosa to see if everything survived the winter. I was happy to see buds on the cherry trees.
I was surprised to see creeping phlox that survived the multiple doses of Roundup I gave it last summer/fall. I am actually kind of happy to see this as I really hated to lose all of it.
I see this blue oat grass survived in the rockwall garden. As you can see I have not even raked this area yet.
I noticed tulip buds in the wagon wheel garden out by the road. I hope I can get out this week to rake and cut down the dead sedum heads before the tulips bloom.
Up on the deck I was ecstatic to see the Hot Papaya coneflower survived in one of my barrels. I sure hope it's more impressive than it was last year when it died shortly after planting and never really rebloomed as I expected it to.
I really did not do anything very impressive this weekend. Even the banana chocolate chip bundt cake I baked did not turn out as I had hoped. It looked pretty promising as it went into the oven.
Unfortunately I did not let is cool before I turned it out.
It did not look as nice as I would have liked, but it tasted good. If you want to try it, I found the recipe on One Crazy Cookie blog. Just make sure you let it sit and cool before you turn it out!