Early spring is with us!
The gardeners are out planting, weeding, dividing and exchanging plants. This is the best time of year for me though maintaining the garden is becoming more of a liability than a pleasure. I try to simplify, if only the weeds would do the same!
The front yard now minus the huge liquid amber with devoured light and water, needs to be re-thought. So I planted three landscape roses called "Baby Blanket". Fingers crossed. Then I took pictures so I will remember where to add bulbs next fall.
Today I planted nasturtiums, fed the roses and made a lengthy mental list of "things to do in the garden". I keep my eyes open for aphids, slugs and centipedes, all my "bêtes noires" regardless of their color. I am aiming for zero tolerance this year.
I never cared for lawns and mine will become an attractive display of gravel and river rocks in the next few days. Add a crisp new garden umbrella, new cushions for the chairs in front and back,et voilà, a new look for 2010.