The thermometer is going to hit 87 in my part of the world today. Let’s remember – a week ago, jackets, hats, and gloves were required. Dare I say that I think we have messed with the environment a little too much.
We’ve been getting rain almost every other day, and the spring flowers have popped up all over including Bloodroot, Daffodils, Pulmonaria, and native Violets.
The painting is done. Several times along the way, I thought maybe it was going to be the end of me. There was the nook in the main bath where I couldn’t turn around and my elbow hit the back wall every time I raised the brush or roller, the two-story wall over the stairs, or the wall behind the washer and dryer. I’m a really good painter, but give me a nice open room versus these small, confined spots where I can barely get my shoulders in.
Now, I’m on to the start of some outside projects. There are more leaves to be raked, grass to be mowed, raspberry supports to be painted, raised beds to be moved, loam and compost brought in. I have lots of gardening opportunities including which shed to buy because I still haven’t made a decision.
We did buy a truck – Nissan Frontier. I love our truck. It drives nice, and best of all I can pile all kinds of gardening related stuff in the bed. We live close to our recycling center, and it is great to just load up and haul branches and leaves over there. I just can’t figure out why we didn’t do it sooner.
I’m still plant sitting for the upcoming May Master Gardener plant sale. Maybe the heat and higher temps will enable the plants to grow because right now, some are struggling. Saturday will find me working the Ask A MG table at our town’s annual spring clean up day. Yeah – it’s finally gardening season. 🙂
So, what are you working on this second day of May?