More work outside today. There is always more to do!
I planted some arborvitae as a screen / barrier to force the meter reader and mail carrier to stop cutting through the garden bed to get to the next yard and smashing my plants and compacting my soil.
They should fill in eventually and make it unpleasant to walk through (I actually thought about something with lots of thorns but decided against it)
I dug out all the really boring hosta from the front of the house…..the front was only hosta and not the pretty kind …plain green small leaves and pretty aggressive . Once I had all that out I got a few shrubs planted ….flowers are a few weeks off yet but it is a good start.
Doesn’t look like much yet but it will 🙂
I had to spend some time on repair….the stones in the foundation needed mortar work so I patched that up (old houses always need something)
The grass that I planted last year got its first mowing of the season and is looking great
There will be lots of flowers around that fence soon.
The weeping cherry is starting to bloom today and there are hundreds of bees all over it. unfortunately they don’t show up in the pictures but they are there and most of them are honey bees
The hyacinths are open today and they are fragrant!
A few of the species tulips are starting
and the pasque flowers are starting to bloom
I was thinking about how the garden changes as the years go by. My weeping Alaska Cedar (Xanthocyparis nootkatensis ‘Pendula’) is a great example. I planted it in 2007 here it is that year
It didn’t look like much but it sure has done well!
….next week I plan on getting a delivery of mulch so I need to finish cleaning up all the beds before the delivery happens.
Now I need to get in some stitching time 🙂
Tim (and napping Teddy)