This has been the most incredible spring.
It began early
and is lingering.
I love it.
It seems we haven’t had a freeze since almost Valentine’s Day.
The result is one of the prettiest springs I can remember.
It also means that my plants are blooming way ahead of schedule.
At least 3 maybe 4 weeks ahead.
A fast forward spring.
People were picking tomatoes on Memorial Day for heaven’s sake.
All of this means I’ve hit that “peaceful puttering time” early.
The “peaceful puttering time” is when the rush of spring ends.
Everything is planted.
And tucked in to grow.
So now begins the first big weeding sweep.
When the weeds are gone I”ve sprinkled zinnia and cosmos seeds.
And this year the cosmos seeds are actually sprouting.
Especially where I dropped an entire pack of seeds!
Puttering also includes deadheading.
Which is often done on my morning walk through the garden.
This year I’m also taking an oath to truly thin out the cockscomb.
You remember cockscomb.
It absolutely takes over the garden in fall.
So I’m determined to manage it better this year.
Then there is the field of nut grass moving toward the strawberry patch.
It is the hardest weed to get rid of.
If you pull it up
So as much as I hate to admit it I’m going to spray it with round-up.
It’s the only way over the years that I’ve found to rid it from my garden.
I promise not to use much.
Next I think I’ll tackle the area around my compost bins.
It’s filled with this spring’s empty pots
And last falls end of season leaves and stuff
That hasn’t hit the composter yet.
I’ll stake up a few of those Orienput lilies I planted last fall.
Their heavy budding heads are drooping.
My other weekend task is to move some mums around in the front bed.
We reconfigured it a bit earlier in the spring
So I need to move some to fill in gaps here and there.
As you can see there is a different pace in the garden.
Less list driven.
Easy days to putter
I plan to take it all in.
Hope you have some puttering time in your week.
P.S. Here are a few pictures of last weekend’s wedding. Thanks for the pictures, Pat.