This afternoon was a wonderful time for being outside and doing yard work.
After our naps my sweet husband hooked the trailer to the golf cart. I began cutting all the old stems from the summer phlox bed - then one area led to another. We did not get all trimmed back that needs it - but we made a good start.
The temperature was in the low 70's with just a gentle breeze - so was real enjoyable doing the work.
Great to see bits of green lillies poking above the ground. My rose bushes are starting to get a heavy growth of leaves - they are purple at this time - but will green out soon. Also noticed the summer phlox and chrysanthemums are greening out.
As for vegetable garden we have not planted anything yet. Last year we planted our onions in February - got a freeze that nipped them pretty good. So we decided to wait until about March 10th to put them out. I bought 6 bunches a week ago. May buy some more as I don't think that will be enough.
Last week Leon created a new flower garden. It was an area that was too small to cut with the lawn mower - so had to use the weed eater. Last fall he asked me if I wanted him to dig out all the weeds and grass for a flower bed...told him I would think on it...so decided it would be a good idea. He dug it down deep enough to hopefully get rid of all the bermuda grass roots.
Have not fully decided what to plant there just yet...may just go with hosta plants...it is on the east side and gets lots of shade. I want something that does not take lots of care...getting too old for lots of getting down on my knees and dead heading, etc.
I looked at all the large empty flower pots while out this afternoon. I think I will am going to only use about half of them this year. I want my flowers to be fun and enjoyable - and not lots of work.
My plants that are in the well house for the winter are fairing so so. As to be expected some died, some made it fine...others are still iffy. One is blooming...would tell you the name of it if I knew it...but don't know it. I did know at one time...but it is a strange name and not easy to pronounce. Maybe some time I will take a picture of it and let you tell me.
I know we are still in the winter season - could have and probably will have quite a few more nights when the temp goes below freezing. I am ready for spring (and ready to be fishing too).
If you are like me, you like digging in the dirt from time to time..not good for a manicure but sure good for the mind...thank you Lord for providing this home and yard for this enjoyment.