Normally what I did this afternoon would be called early gardening...pulling dead plants, cutting back the roses, and picking up stray stuff.
But I am actually late in doing part of it...the weather has been so cold and windy after the snow I could not stand to get out in it. I get a go-to-bed type headache from cold wind if I am out in it any length of time.
Mr.. Sun stayed hid while I was out - but the temperature was in the 50's - so not too bad...and the wind was just a gentle breeze...so no problem there either.
No way did I complete all that should be done...but did make a good start on it...oh the weeds, especially the plant (chickweed?) is coming on full force.
The ice and snow was on the ground for so long sure wrecked havoc with the monkey grass and the periwinkle. I know they will survive but will take longer than normal to get green and full again. Also the strawberries plants are rather pitiful looking.
This was the way the flowering crab apple tree in our front yard looked last year on the 20th of this month...right now there is nothing on it. The buds are not even started - let alone full enough to blossom.
I am confident spring time will arrive - but these March winds and then the April showers had better produce some beautiful May flowers.
Question: Is there some new plant you want to put out this year in your flower garden or container this year that you have never planted before? At this point, not any for me...but you can never tell when I go to looking at Lowe's or Atwood's (a local store).
Oh, another bit of gardening news - the onions got planted in the vegetable garden this morning...6 bunches total. So in about a month we should be able to have green onions to enjoy with our meals.