It's been very warm in Southern Ontario (well, until this week at least) and it has tricked all my flowers into coming up. Most of them I think can deal with the recent cooling of temperature again (Crocus, Daffodils, Tulips, etc.) but it's certainly sparked my itch to get outside and start planting.
I bought this house recently and have been slowly try since last summer to get some flowers/trees etc planted (there was nothing here really). So I planted alot of bulbs in the fall and am going to plant white and purple Gladiolus along my back fence. I was wondering what you guys think I should plant in between them as it's quite a long fence. Something leafy? Or another flowers? Any ideas?
Also, I have extremely clay heavy soil and so I have been looking up trees to plant in my backyard that will hopefully thrive in that type of soil and was thinking about planting a Hawthorn tree. Anyone have any experience with these? And should I be planting them soon? I read that you should plant them after last frost but before the trees start to bud. Well all the trees around here began to bud last week because it was so warm, but this week we are still getting frosts...so when is the appropriate time to plant trees?
I hope the weather warms up next week and stays that way!