Every year it happens. We pick up our shovels when the ground finally softens and start to dig.
It's tree planting time again. Before the buds burst, while the trees are still sleeping, we dig them up and move them. New additions have made their way into the hedgerow and meadow. Tiny, slightly misshapen spruces, from the field next to us that kept getting mowed down by the tractor, were dug and moved to where they can spread their branches and grow.
As was this petite red osier dogwood. Now a perfect addition to the wet spot in the entrance bed.
The lilacs and elderberry needed a new place to live and why not start a new hedge/mixed bed with them? As you can see above, the shrubs (no leaves yet so look for the mounds of dirt!) were planted alongside the driveway. I hope to create a screen between the driveway and the field beyond. So far two lilacs, one red elderberry, one highbush cranberry and one mockorange have been relocated to this area. This area will likely be left as it is until next year as I have other projects on the go but I've got a number of ideas percolating that have me rather excited. I'm so tickled that spring is finally here!