Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Finished! Now What Next?

A six week vacation in Spring means three weeks of hard garden/yard work (just to catch up) when you return.

Remember how cold it was down here last winter? We lost lots of leaves on our agaves and even a few baby agaves that we planted in the ground in January 2013. This morning I finally pulled the grass and weeds from the tiny agaves, and found more alive than dead. We always have fledglings "waiting in the wings" for a chance out in the wide open spaces of our yard. So that problem is solved.

Then the boxwood hedge (hedgelette?) survived the frigid temps of Winter and the drought of early Spring. I started 75 cuttings before we went on vacation, and they look "alive." My hub and I just need to prune the oldest boxwoods to give them shape and make a few hundred more cuttings for the rest of the footpath. At the prices for boxwoods, I guess we could start a nursery!

Although I finished the first round of weeding/edging/trimming, it is time to hit the veggie and flower beds again. They aren't as bad as three weeks ago, but there is work to be done.

But we did it. And what is next?

Maintenance, of course!


And this time in the Heat of Summer!


Wendy Bellino said...

Just added pine straw to our vegetable garden. More added to the front garden today. I wouldn't mind if that were my full time job! I think I like being a gardener!

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Paulette said...

I'm sure your garden looks wonderful, now mine is in need of a good clean up. Here in Wisconsin we finally have nice weather, time for me to get crackin' and start weeding. Yuck.

Beth said...

I would love to have a garden! I am sure yours looks very nice!