I’m joining The Propagator and his entourage of Six On Saturday gardeners for a little six-photo tour of what’s going on in the garden. It’s a fun little adventure. So put on your boots, come along with me, and let’s take a peek at what’s going on in my garden!
The Green Chair Awaits
If I take a step outside of my 3-season porch, this is my view. The green chair painted by my grandgirls a few summers ago made it through another winter relatively unscathed. I use it as a support for a little stand of phlox that grows there. It’s hard to believe that in a few short months it’ll look like this…
Cutting Back the Hot Lips
The warmer temps are slowly melting our snow cover, but there’s still enough out there to make pottering (puttering, putzing, or plodding) around in the yard tricky–it’s slippery in the shady spots and a bit of a mucky mess in the sunny spots. The flowerbed on the southeast corner of my home is fairly snow-free and dry, so I was able to get out there today and cut back last year’s stand of ‘Hot Lips Turtlehead’. It’s a herbacious perennial that enjoys shady spots, so it’s not exactly happy where it is currently growing since the tree that lent it shade has been cut down. It would probably be a good idea to move a clump of this to my shady area in the backyard. I’d add that to my garden to-do list, but it has already been on that list for two years! (Well, maybe THIS is the year.)
More Signs of Spring
Little tips of daffodils and tulips are beginning to emerge wherever the ground is bare. Another few weeks until the Spring performance. I look forward to their show every year. I’m hoping that some of the new bulbs I planted last fall will make their debut this year. Time will tell.
Move-in Ready Vacancy
Activity near the birdhouses in our yard seems to be picking up. I’ve got a couple more houses painted to add to the bird population’s residential choices.
So there you have it, my friends…my six (seven, actually) for the week. See you next weekend for another #SixOnSaturday.