A little yard work

I couldn’t stop myself … I couldn’t resist … On Monday I finally went outside and did some yard work! First Spring cleaning for the garden this year!

Of course I had to pick a rather cool day and naturally, as per usually, I didn’t go out during the afternoon when it would be warmer and brighter … nope, Chris and I waited until it was about 7 pm before deciding to go outside to take some pictures of the Crocus and other plants that we spotted coming up and that of course turned into what was supposed to be a short lawn raking session.

All in all we were outside for close to two hours and the temp fell to -1 Celsius (30 F) by the time we came back indoors tired and frozen!

Most of the leaves and dead grass has now been raked off the front and back lawns. There were a few areas, shady areas, where the ground was still quite hard and the leaves were a frozen mass stuck to the grass. LOL

We even started to take some of the leaves off of the garden beds. I was surprised at how many of our plants were growing! Now that we’re getting some rain and it’s above zero most of the time I expect to see a lot more green – perhaps by the weekend.

I discovered that the Sedum had little green nubs coming up, there were some tulip leaves, maybe some Grape hyacinth leaves, our two hydrangeas have leaf buds, and the Chives had doubled in size from when I first discovered them last week. I also think some of the German Iris leaves had started to come up and green as well. There’s so much life in the garden hidden under a thin layer of leaves.

Have you been out in your yard doing any Spring cleaning yet? Discovered any plants that you didn’t expect to be coming up yet?






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Extra Petunas? Have fun and plunk them into a bra planter!

Wordless Wednesday

Plant a Bra Pink

It looks like someone got creative when they were trying to come up with an idea for their extra petunias!

I’ve seen some unusual planters and garden decor, but I think this takes the cake!

I got this photo from the Garden Humor site. The photo originated in Australia. I guess the idea for this hot pink container came about as a way to raise awareness of breast cancer at a fundraiser to find a cure for breast cancer.

Great idea.

I wonder if this will cause anyone to create a lingerie garden?

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Wasted beans

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This weeks theme is Metal

snow covered orament and dried green beans in the garden

Why I was wandering around my backyard on New Years day I can’t remember, but that’s when I decided to take a photo of the metal sun ornament that I’d hung up on the back of our enclosed porch last year.

Those poor beans that went to waste before I could pick them make an interesting accent against the cold metal sun don’t they?

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