Sunday, April 19, 2009

I've actually gardened!! I regret not having filled the cold, snowy days of the month with READING about gardening or CHOOSING the shrubs that I want to plant in the spaces that we made for them last fall (and by "we" I mean that I charmingly pointed and DH dug - we're such a TEAM!). That would have been clever but frankly, I forgot what was awaiting me under the snow. I'm rather excited now that I've been reminded that I have shrubbery to select. Shrubbery! (Monty Python fans?)

So I spent 2.5 hours tidying up the raspberry canes and spring-ified the flower beds around the "courtyard". There are daffodils and tulips about a decimeter high (I know! - butt I live in Canada and we're supposed to use metric) and my favorite plant, flax, is everywhere. YIPPEE! AND the blanket flowers (gaillardia) seem to have survived the winter, for a change. They are native to the area thus supposedly super hardy and easy to grow and I just LOVE their fiery colors. . . I have had the worst luck with them. But this is the year. I can feel it.

DH and I spent most of Saturday in the yard. He got many of the ugly, looming chores done so I'm really looking forward to getting out there (thanks, Luv!). I picked up vegetable seeds and some amendments for the soil, and new cedar mulch. I'm going to plant snap peas and sweet peas tomorrow.


Shanna said...

With the days getting shorter here I keep catching myself getting excited for Christmas to come. But no, just rain. Enjoy your budding, metric garden. I'm sure that with all the hard work your hubby is putting in, it will be gorgeous. ;) miss you.

Julie said...

Man, did you pick the wrong profession this month or what?! Silly decimeter head.