Green things are starting to poke out of the ground around here.
|Daylilies are one of the first plants to show signs of growth|
|These plants are barely bigger than my thumb nail|
Every fall I plant a few more bulbs of Siberian Squill, each year hoping my lawn will be transformed into a carpet of blue. I noticed a funny thing this year. There are plants in places where I'm fairly sure I didn't put them. And these plants are tiny. Is it possible my squill is finally producing seed and spreading?
The weather has finally shifted for real and this past week I've been able to start gardening for real. The ground is perfect for digging right now. Damp but not wet.
Every year I say I'm going to transform this crescent bed into a much larger garden. Once again that hasn't happened but I did add an extra 6 feet to one end of it.
As we say around here - How do you eat elephants?
One bite at a time.
A few extra feet each year and one of these days it will be the garden I'm dreaming about.
Also extended was the bed behind the garage. Last year it looked like this. Only a small portion dug out for the Golden Glow and the rest a mess of weeds.
Not this year. I have plans to plant dill and zinnias in this location....and perhaps some of those extra sunflower seeds I couldn't resist buying.
Smaller chores have also been completed. Jody asks where I'm working today - in the flower garden...
|I was only thinking about looks when I created this huge bed. |
I didn't think for a minute about how much work it might be.
oh yes, the monstrosity in front of the house.
The rogue willow has been moved to a more appropriate location, the perennials have been cut back making way for new growth. But there's still a host of things to do - pulling weeds, mulching, moving plants. But the weather is cool yet, perfect for working and I'm enjoying every minute.