Wednesday, April 24, 2013

2 nice days in a row?

Good morning.
We've managed to get nearly 2 nice days in a row!
Yesterday was cloudy, but remained dry for most of the day, and temps hovered near 60.   :-)
I managed to finish downsizing the flower bed behind the house.
Transplanted the daffodils from the front to the back, and hauled up 6 wheelbarrows of black dirt from my compost areas. The perennials in the front, (Toad lilies and Japanese anemones) were dug up and turned over. Couldn't risk trying to save them due to the invasive ground cover that has consumed the area.
Now the bed will be mainly hostas, with shrubs. An Azalea at this end, a Contorted Filbert next to the air conditioner, a weeping Japanese Maple at the other end with 3 Lewisa's under neath, and Golden Barberry under the bedroom windows.
And you can see the daffodils are finally blooming. At least the ones near the house. Out in the yard, they are just about ready to open, though they may take a while as this weeks temps are diving back into the 40's and 50's. Today it's currently 34 out and a high expected of only 46. But it is forecast to return to normal temps, (60's) by the weekend.
And with all the rain we've had, the grass has greened up real nice.
I also managed to get out in the pond and thin the Pickerel Rush and water lilies. As pretty as the Pickerel Rush is, it spreads like crazy! At least in  my pond. I have to take out 2/3 each year to keep in under control or it would quickly consume the entire pond!
So a productive weekend! And with the rain and cold weather's return, at least I'll be back to work. And it looks like a pretty good week.
Now time to get going.

1 comment:

  1. Mom said they might get snow, and then 70s next week.
    Have a great week!

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