I have been so looking forward to the arrival of Spring. The sun has been shining the last few days but the temperatures are not anywhere near springlike.
I am itching to get out in the garden to do some planting. I have ordered a few new things for my side area, there is clover, johnny-jump-up and thyme seeds to plant around/in the orchard area, more wildflowers seeds for that patch of the yard and I would like to start some spring veggies.
Some of the pruning has been done but the grapevines still need to be done. Of course there is the usual clean up and weeding to do. It is so nice to see the spring bulbs starting to shoot up and the fruit trees are budding.
Although I guess I should be glad for the cold because I am not in any shape to do anything. I seem to have some sort of tummy bug and I can’t seem to shake it. I don’t have much of an appetite – maybe I’ll lose a pound or two!
Hope it is Springlike wherever you are. Have a great day.
Here is another installment of the random thoughts running through my head …
I am enjoying the fragrant blossoms in my garden. The peach and plum trees are flowering, the daffodils and the hyacinths are blooming and other stuff is getting new growth. It is wonderful. I got a new type of daffodil and it is really pretty. Now if I can just keep DS from picking all the flowers!
Our new mattress and boxsprings are here. I can’t wait to see how I sleep tonight. Although this mattress is much higher than our old one. I have to do a little hop up to get on it! I guess after 20 years the old one compressed quite a bit.
I’m hoping that the pruning I did on the clematis didn’t harm it. I read that you should prune it back down to 12 inches from the ground and leave 2 to 4 buds on each cane/vine/branch?? I didn’t go quite that far on my Sweet Autumn because it already had quite a few leaves along with buds. I’m going to try to train part of it to cover the ground and the other part to climb up a piece of garden sculpture I have.
I bought some mulch to repair some bare spots. I killed the grass in several areas and now need to get some stuff to plant and mulch there as well. Both kids wanted to get some seeds when I got the mulch and I said sure. DS got 4 packs and then went to show his sister where to get hers. At the register, the clerk began to ring up the packs and he had a few more in his stack. I think we now have about 10 packs of flower seeds and 10 packs of veggie seeds to plant. We will be busy.
I need to get to work on our personal taxes – haven’t done a thing since I put it on the list last week.
Right now I’m off to do some more in the garden. Hope you are having a wonderful day.