Sunday, February 3, 2008

The sun is shining

and the birds are singing. It's almost warm outside.

Instead of studying I took a walk around the yard today just to see what was going on with my plants.

Last year I planted a mess of stuff along the new fence. The only thing that didn't make it was the Weigela. I knew it was toast last July when it got sun burned and the leaves shriveled up. DH reached down and pulled the poor thing up today. Finally, we're both out of our misery.

The nandina, snowball, lilac, and hydrangea are all doing well.

We planted a Redbud, Jane Magnolia, and Bradford Pear outside the fence in the side yard. The magnolia and pear trees have little fuzzy buds on them.

I planted spares, those extras that I overbought, along the other side of the fence; a grape, boxwood, and another Weigela.

This year I want Crepe Myrtle. Lots and lots of Crepe Myrtle, in every color I can find. I'd like to plant a couple next to the basement entrance and a couple on the south side of the house. This is how I come up with extras. LOL.

In the front yard, I have tulips, hyacinth, and daffodils coming up in the bulb bed. I need to cut back the holly hocks and remulch the bed. I hope my iris will bloom this year. I took them from the side of the road and planted them here at the house a couple of years ago.

The mums are putting out at the base and are well protected with leaves and old growth. The boxwoods are beginning to look like something now. I think we planted those two years ago.

Soon I need to add compost to the garden and water it good. I've been making a list of what veggies we want this year.


Beemoosie said...

Oh, lucky you, out in your gardens already! It will be another 2 months at least before I even see a crocus!

JLynnette (Aunt Jo) said...

Ha! It was 74 degrees today. Tomorrow is supposed to be back in the 30s again with a chance of snow.

I'm jumping the gun, but at the rate I get stuff done I need to start early.

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

What zone are you in? We hit 71 the other day then storms came in and were back to the 30's like you! Were you safe from the tornados? They stayed south of us!