I'm in gardening heaven. I'm probably the only person in the world that loves doing spring garden chores. It's just so dang hopeful! Plus, great prep in the spring means almost no work in the summer when it is hot.
But some springs are harder than others. This spring is one of those.
There were 14 plants that needed dividing and replanted in 28 new places.
Four bushes to be dug up, cut up, and removed. Two trees that needed to be bought and planted.
Two large (bigger than me) bushes dug up and moved.
One retaining wall removed. One planter built with the recycled stones.
Peonies from the farm to transplant. And a driveway side garden that had to have the nasty black plastic edging removed and a "use what you have" brick paver edging put in.
This included removing many many many pounds of dirt and moving into other garden spots.
And oh yea, a HUGE willow tree cut up and dug out. And oh oh, yea yea, we turned over twenty or thirty square feet of grass to create extra garden space.
And if that wasn't enough we had 6 yards of compost delivered on Saturday that had to be spread over the lawn and into the gardens. Fortunately Mr. Quirky and I did that together - 16 combined hours of labor. Thought I would DIE!
Thank goodness for spring blossoms! Although their beauty is fleeting I can at least enjoy them for a couple of weeks!
The only thing left is planting a bunch of irises (from the farm) that I'm not sure where to put and finding just the perfect bush to replace the red twig dogwood from the front of the house. It got some sort of blight last year and couldn't recover in the extra heat we had last summer. I also need to fill the big planter we made and figure out what to plant in it.
Then I get to start on the porch and touching up all the outdoor furniture and maybe making some new cushions and cushion covers. And I need a potting bench. And the paint is peeling off of my Hoosier cabinet and I will have to do something about that.
It's almost peony time...and then hydrangeas!!!! I can't wait!
Make something wonderful today!
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