Finally got some work done around the house. The weather was nice. Sunny but cool. Finished cleaning the dead leaves that I put around to protect the perenials. Pulled some unwanted apple & crab apple seedlings. Trimmed away the dead stalks. Emptied and cleaned out pots in hope of refilling them with dirt and flowers this weekend provided the weather cooperates. Saved some lawn bags by using the compost pile. Sure hope this works. Finally, I took some pictures of the baby grapes, new for this year and it looks like we will have more than 3 strawberries. I'm not too happy about the raspberries. There isn't as many as usually and I think they were disturbed when we had the landscaping fixed up. I was hoping the would recover this year. May have to go out and buy more to fill in the bare spots.
Now to sit & put my feet, enjoy a cup of tea and watch nature finishing up before the sunsets.
It's nice to have all the kids home from college and work. Sad to say, the weather is not cooperating . I was hoping to get out in the garden and start preparing the soil, but it tooo wet. It's rained every other day it seems. I couldn't even go to my nursery to purchase flowers for my pots because of all the rain we had this morning. Now it's just plain windy and cold. Maybe next weekend will be nice.
Any plants I took outside seem to be doing ok and haven't gone into shock. I'm still going to wait till it warms up more to take the Aloe outside. I don't want to lose that.
I've been trying to build up the compost pile. I think once the grass dries out and I can mow it, I will bag some of it to throw on the pile to add some green. I hope this works. Any hints of dos and don'ts would be appreciated.
Finally getting some nicer weather. Spent the time between thunderstorms pulling dandelions and cleaning out the dead debris. I'm trying my hand at a composting this year and have been reading up on the do's and don'ts of composting. Wish me luck.
Tried to turn over the dirt in the garden, but it's too wet. We've been having some rain every day and it doesn't look like it's going to dry up soon.
It looks like all my perennials are returning with the exception of one that I planted near the front door in a shady spot. Might have to find something else to go there of just wait a few more weeks and see if something pops up.
Looking forward to Mother's Day weekend to purchase annuals for my containers and replacing the herbs that didn't make it through the long, long winter.