I’ve been gardening almost every day for a couple of weeks now. Life is good. 🙂
There has been a lot more pruning than usual because of the harsh winter. I lost some perennials, the deer ate the tops of several boxwoods, something really damaged the Knockout Roses, almost all the butterfly bushes are dead, and it was so bad a lot of the thyme is dead and who thought anything could kill that.
As any good gardener does every spring, I’ve also moved things around. This year a little more so because of the dead plants.
Now, I’m trying to weed so that I can put some fresh mulch down. Some beds aren’t bad while a couple of others are really going to test my perseverance.
I actually put a few plants in one of the raised beds and put a row cover on it. Too early, but I couldn’t stand it any longer.
I also have a new gardening buddy this year – Herbert Menninger. Herbert is the grands’ French Angora rabbit. He has personality plus so when I’m outside I bring him out of the barn and let him hop around for some exercise. He has a large run on the other side of the yard, but I’m using this chicken run when I’m working on this side.
Here’s hoping your gardening chores are going well and you have a good gardening buddy as well. 🙂