More of the crocuses are coming up! I am so excited! They are such a nice shot of color in our front garden, right by the driveway:
I am looking forward to more :)
I also got a decent pict of the daffs that are starting to do their thing:
I think I am going to add more early spring bulbs to the garden in the fall...they are just so wonderful, aren't they?
The hellbores are really looking great this season. I must say patience pays off with these and I am looking forward to years of them getting bigger and naturalizing:
We have been whittling away at the giant mulch pile and have finished the side drive and due to the fact that we have PLENTY left, I decided to put it around the veggie beds to eliminate the need for mowing back there:
I had great help as well! My huuby did quite a bit as well as my wondrful MIL, who was in town this weekend.
I really had no idea how BIG the pile was...it really feels like, the more we move, the more there is...but, it is coming in very handy!
Once we get it all moved, hubby will start going to get me the compost from the city to fill in the veggie beds.
(I hope this post goes through ok...with all the weird stuff going on with the site today...)
The last few days we have had a good steady rain. Great for our drought situation! Of course, I have gotten used to doing something in the yard most every afternoon. So, instead...I had some nice cups of coffee on the front porch and watched the rain :)
One morning, when I woke up...I noticed an owl perched on the fence by the creek. We hear owls a lot around here...and my husbad has named the one we hear, Norbert. Maybe this was Norbert showing himself :) . A little later, I also saw some sort of giant bird walking across the creek (might have been a white herron?) I couldn't catch a picture of him though. Here is a little shot of the owl:
It dried up enough today for my hubby to go get some loads of compost for the newly built veggie beds! Hooray!!!
And, in case there was any question as to the necessity of the chicken wire surrounds:
HAH! needless to say...the doggies had a fun day in the garden too!
While my husband was picking up the loads I also took advantage of the wet ground and did my first (of many, I am sure) spring weeding sessions! It felt good to get that done. We got most of the beds full and just need to finish up one bed. Yeah! Gotta love progress!