What a beautiful two days so far and a great start for the weekend.
It was just the weather needed to catch up on some yard work.
An old Maple tree had blown over from the woodland bed and my son had cut it up but I raked and hauled off old bark and a million limbs in my trusty little wagon down into the woods.
Well it felt like a million limbs and sticks after setting around all winter. LOL!
I got the roses trimmed up and some dead limbs trimmed out of them. With such a mild winter I could not believe all the dead limbs on them. But I think they all survived and are starting to get some growth coming out on them now.
I got all of the flowerbeds cleaned off again. Those nasty oak tree leaves again. I know you hear me complain about them every year. LOL!
The Delft Blue Hyacinths are blooming now and their fragrance as I was cleaning around them smelled so wonderful. The Hellebores are looking very beaten up now and even the Hyacinths have some browning on the edges of their leaves.
I got the rain barrel hooked back up to catch water. I am hoping we will not get some hard freezes yet that will freeze the barrel solid now. It is rather dry out in the beds now but maybe those April showers will be coming soon. Another reason to get the beds cleaned up while the sun was shining on a beautiful day.
The Primroses are showing growth now and this one is starting to bloom where it gets more sun than the others along the front walk.
The fall pansies that were planted in the window boxes are trying to regrow and getting a few buds on them. I always welcome their blooms until it is time to replace them with summer annuals.
I got the little pump pond cleaned out and filled with water again. It is left running all winter with the help of a small water heater to keep it from freezing up. It was full of those nasty oak leaves which seem to always manage to find their way blowing right into the pond. I was glad to get that little job finished and always wonder if it was worth it while I am cleaning the mess. I think about filling the pond full of dirt and planting flowers there but I do love to set on the front porch in the summer and read with the sound of the water splashing from it, so I put up with the cleaning of it for now anyway.
Well the clean up is done for now unless we get a spring storm to cause more raking.
I think I over done it though because my Fibromyalgia is now flaring and a nasty cold came along to top it off. SO I am down for a while and tuckered out until my body quits fussing.
But I am smiling because of all of the work that got finished up, and the garden is coming alive, and thankful also to be outside once more getting my hands dirty in the garden.
It is all good!
Everyone have a wonderful weekend and…