All of the snow hasn’t melted yet, but I’m anxious to get to work in the garden. Now that I can finally see the ground, I thought it was time to at least have a walk around. First stop: the deck. I planted some spinach here.
And pruned my grape vine, which doesn’t seem to be cooperating and forming the “trunk,” “branches,” and “canes” that my manual says it should be. I may decide to move it, and replace it with another container climber, but I don’t have many sunny spots in my yard.
The wood for my new raised beds should arrive any day now, so I pulled back the tarp and moved the gymnastics mat away from the beds that I marked out in the fall. The leaves didn’t break down as well as I’d hoped. Next time I’ll shred them with the lawnmower first.
I marked out the circle where I plan to put the wine bottle herb garden.
Then I wandered and wondered where my first bloom might appear this year. Will it be a hellebore?
Maybe even a daffodil?
Whichever, I’m afraid the flowers are still a few weeks away.