Wow what a beautiful weekend it was in the woodland garden. The Daffodials are starting to fade but in thier place the beds are filling up with all the perennials and the trees are starting to fill out. The azaleas are in full bloom and are brilliant this year.
The work of preparing the beds for the summer annuals has begun and we will start planting them this coming weekend. Mostly impatients for shots of color thruought the woodlands. In the few sunny patches we wll be planting some geraniums.
I have also planted a couple of flats of winter creeper on a paticularly hard area to maintain in hopes it will become a suitable ground cover. It is kind of a sharp slope and trimming once a year instead of mowing ever week seems most appealing to me.
The Song Birds were in full force this weekend and so was that woodpecker who has decided that one of the trees in an adjoining lot will be the perfect place for itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s new home. I just wished he would work on it during the week and take weekends off. Also the humming birds were very abundent. Geez to have that much energy would be great.
Also this comming weekend the SS Minnow Plucker will be moved from itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s winter parking spot out to itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s summer spot on the shore of Bass Lake. I guess you can tell there will be a lot of breaks in the gardening work over the next couple of months :>)
This is the time to get your perennials in and to transplant and split any that may be over crowded. Be sure to enrich the soil and work it up. My favorite addendum is a couple of inches of Mushroom Compost. By the way if you really want to see an evergreen hedge take off try mulching it with 3Ã¢â‚¬Â³ of mushroom compost. You wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t belive what a change it will make.
Well time to get ready to head for the urban garden. Another busy week there with the finnishing up of two of the three new parking lots in site we are really racing to get the trees in so the pavers can get the lots ready.
Till next time please take some time each week to stop and smell the roses. Life is short and it really is important to stop and put aside everything every now and then. Most things can wait for a little bit and as my Mother use to Always say Ã¢â‚¬Å“A Hundred Years from Now will know the differance!Ã¢â‚¬Â