And I can't tell you how much I'm loving it! It's been absolutely glorious here since Friday. I'm starting to get tan! More importantly, I have completed garden clean-up and I've got a nice blank canvas ready for planting:
And VPH mowed the lawn/marsh marigolds:
And cleaned up the patio (I cleared out the herb barrel saving any perennial herbs that survived the winter):
All the better to enjoy our awesome bulb border:
And the pretty marsh marigolds in bloom until the leaves on the trees fill in and they die:
I'm so loving the tulips (now appearing in yellow and orange):
That I can't stop photographing them:
I find it so peaceful sitting on the patio staring at this border, listening to the wind chimes, and watching the grasses move in the wind. I wanted to share the experience with you, so I've uploaded a short video here.
Someone still has to weed this bed, though you can see that the hostas have come back, and the fence is down. The reed fence we bought was too see-through and we won't be using it. I think we're just going to have to deal with seeing the neighbors since we can already hear them:
In the perennial shade garden I've got bleeding hearts:
VPH has lots and lots of stuff to cut into small pieces for compost:
The grill is back in its proper location, but I can't get over how different the space feels without those 3 trees. Granted, the leaves and brush haven't filled in yet and the marsh marigolds have yet to die:
But just compare it to what it used to look like:
Much bigger now, no?
I just watched the weather for Tuesday, 80s at home, 90s at the office (62 miles north). This is just odd for CT in April. Then we're back down to the 60s (normal for this time of year) on Wednesday and hopefully then I won't feel so much like I'm behind on my gardening.