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Friday, March 30, 2007

Getting outdoors

April. May. June, too. Those, for me, are the gardening months. After July 4th, forget it. By then it's too hot to spend much time outside, too late to plant without massive watering, though of course there are tempting bargains to be had then, so I invariably think "this time it will be different", and, of course, it never is.

The first order of business is to get rid of all the leaves that somehow never got raked last fall. It's kind of a treasure hunt to see what's underneath. Bulbs, of course. Nepeta already greening up. Hellebores in glorious bloom. I think I spotted some foxgloves! I have such trouble getting them to winter over, but this was such a mild winter....

This won't be morphing entirely into a garden blog. But it may become the main topic of conversation for a while.


Blogger SuperMom said...

Cleaning out all the debris in the spring and seeing what's underneath is one of my favorite garden chores.

I was happy to discover that a bunch of plants (columbine, coral bells, day lilies) I transplanted from Mom's gardens (under, FAR less than ideal circumstances) seem to have made it. I was resigned to the idea that they all might die, but appears better than half have survived--yay!

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