Tuesday, April 26, 2016

A View From My Yard

April is coming to a close and from the activity I've been
seeing at the nurseries and garden centers, everyone will
transition easily right into May. This month, being National 
Gardening Month, has provided us with Earth Day, 
National Picnic Day, and this Friday is Arbor Day. Trees are 
vital and important so if you can….plant a tree.

I had no problem hurrying over to a garden center to load up
on the big geraniums that are offered mid April. You have to get 
them early if you're looking for a favorite color. And yes, often
it's babysitting those blooms until they can be planted safely.
So in and out of the garage for a couple of weeks. Friend Cindy
and I have been doing this for so many years it's like a clock
goes off internally at this thyme of year. But we think it's worth
it. I've decided they are in the ground this week. Keep you posted.

Clean-up has finished; birdhouses, yard art are out. The garden 
ladies are waiting to be dressed, wind chimes are chiming away 
in the breeze and the potting tables are ready to go. Found my 
ferns for the front porch and they are hanging. Folks, I'm 
checking off my list. Ron and I have taken advantage of the 
wonderfully warm weekend days and gotten stuff done. And 
yes, Ron found thyme to go golfing and play basketball as well. 
I want you to take note of the great edged beds...my dear 
husband sees to this and it just makes the yard look special. 
Many have asked how his lines are so nice and neat. First the bed

needs to be trenched out then he uses his trimmer to keep it neat 
every couple of weeks. Here's video we did to show you how.

Tap on the arrow in the center of the picture above, to view. 
After video done you will see a different video come up, just
hit the refresh (arrow shaped like a circle)located at the top
and it will go back to this video.  You can view this on your
computer, Ipad, and phone. Hope this helps.

So the next activity on my list is the mulching. Saturday has mulch
written all over it. I promise to share the after pictures. 

Do you remember about 8 weeks ago I undertook to bring an
Amaryllis bulb to bloom. It bloomed and it's beautiful. I thought it
would be red, but I love the white.

It's Spring, take a moment and enjoy the view.

1 comment:

  1. We aren't quite to the point of many blooms in the garden as you...it all looks so pretty...and I am really into potting benches ...and love yours. Come over and see mine when you can....
    They are so much fun...I see I need to find a lot more cute pots..:)