Winter has disappeared at least for now at Glenns Garden we are looking at 60 degree weather for the next 7 days. I see it is Spring Clean Up time or at least a great big jump on it anyways.
The good part is that I can get the pond done early and get the nursery area finished up so I can get my nursery inspections. I do worry though about plants starting to come out of dormancy to early and what it may do to the swelling buds.if they get it with a hard freeze.
There is really not much I can do about that now but I may consider using row covers next fall to give the plants more protection and regulate the air temperature around the plants.
As a professional grounds keeper I have spent my life working with plants and I am just as fascinated with plants today as I was 40 something years ago when I first started out. It never ceases to amaze me as I watch the new shoots coming out of the ground each Spring how quickly they grow and burst into blooms of vibrant colors.
This yearly renewal seems to rev me up and gets my body moving a little bit faster as new plants bring the garden visitors along robins, butterflies, humming birds, dragon flies, frogs, toads, and a host of others come to enjoy the garden and share some time with me.
Every year I put together a general outline of what I want to focus on in the coming year and share on my blog. I have however come to the conclusion that I am one of those souls who subscribe to the theory that “All Who Wander Are Not Lost ” and so tend to stray off from the outlined path.
I will be trying to put together a photo album of the gardens this year as they progress.The other project will be to start a culture and care series on some of my favorite plants.I hope that I can get these done but again one of my Truths is that ” It Does Not Matter Which Road You Go Down Eventually You Will End Up Somewhere “.
So I hope you will stop by on a regular bases and see what I am up to!