I can’t wait until my front yard garden bed starts to look like this again!
The front of our yard faces north and as a result there’s still more snow there than anywhere else on our property. Oh, the snow’s pretty much melted off the garden beds, but there’s still a fair amount on the lawn. Luckily it’s warmed up quite a bit here in Toronto this week/ weekend and it will be above freezing all week (I think and hope). So that last bit of snow will be gone soon.
There’s enough garden exposed now that I can see plants starting to push their way through the earth and it’s definitely time that I got out there and cleaned up the garden beds a bit.
The front boulevard still has some sunflower stalks! They were cut down a bit in the fall but there are still a few stalks that are three feet tall or so and lots of other dead foliage, garbage that has blown into the tangle of dead plants and so on. Of all my garden beds I’d say the front boulevard needs the most tidying.
I only have a few tulips planted in the boulevard, but my front garden beds are just full of spring flowers. It will be a few weeks before tulips like the ones above and the one below begin to bloom, but now that I can see that there’s life in the garden I’m more than happy to wait.
I love spring. As a gardener it’s truly an exciting time. You can look out at your garden in the morning and notice the tips of a plant beginning to poke through the earth and by late afternoon the plant might have emerged a few more inches. The garden can change daily or even more often. It’s quite amazing.
Have you noticed how quickly things grow in your garden in the spring? Isn’t it a wonder?
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