There is not much going on in the yard right now, the iris needed thinning so I yanked it all out last year and haven’t replanted yet.
Yesterday I trimmed the willow trees to actually look like trees instead of bushes, trimmed the spruce, got started on killing the grass that keeps cropping up.
I attended to the climbing rose and put a few tendrils better on the trellis, pulled a bunch of weeds, and removed the square foot gardening grids so I can work in those beds too.
Trimmed the Russian Sage, and re-potted all the tomato and tomatillo seedlings I started in February. I have a list a mile long on what needs to be done in both the front and back yards.
Well, I need to make the list on paper instead of in my head so I can prioritize, I am hosting a wine event in mid-June and I’d like the garden to look a smidge better than it does right now for sure.
Here is where we are so far, looks like it is going to be an expensive plant year! The Salvia is new and I need some on the west side of the retaining wall to balance it out a little better.
The window boxes have turned themselves into a snapdragon nursery bed, trying to figure out how I can cultivate those and still get the mats and plants replaced for new ones this year.
Year 2, and there are blooms already! If I can just keep the beetles at bay and the black spot away I should have a wonderful pink rose show!
Happy Sunday Lovies! I’m so glad my indoor projects have come to almost completion because oh my goodness do I have a ton of gardening to do.
So far this morning I have harvested cilantro and made green sauce with last years roasted peppers from the garden, harvested chive flowers and have them drying for chive oil and vinegar.
I have SOOOO much clean up and prep to do before I can even plant, I have sunflower and zinnia seeds to get in, a rose to tie to trellis, willows to cut back, weeds to pull. Oh my the list just goes on and on.
I want to have it all done by Friday so I can spend Memorial Day Weekend, NOT at the Chateau, but here in the yard. It’s a mulch year for the whole garden, a dirt year for the raised beds.
I have to pull out and fill the window beds, I have things to spray paint and hoses to untangle and yeesh!
Hope this finds you enjoying the outdoors today as well, hope to have some pics by the end of the day!