OK .. I can finally write a post without a cold weather snow gripe .. amazing eh?
Now I can write about the conflict of weather verses getting the deck coated in time.
Verses what will happen when it is time to dig up the old path and lay in the new one ??
I spent from 7:15 to 1:45 watering the gardens on Saturday .... edging my way around the mess on the patio .. because the deck had to be cleared out to be cleaned and sealed, which is a good thing!
This was my garden PA's "need to get done chore" and it is finally getting done ...
But the weather is warm .. plants are reaching out, the trees are dressing up and where is that thing about Spring showers happening .. see ? I do have a complaint but as I said it is in conflict because it has to stay dry to finish the deck ... BIG sigh ... the new hose is great though so I'll soldier on.
How about some pictures ?
Every day it changes .. so even today this has expanded !
My Pearl Bush is not looking good though .. anyone else with a "slow" budding one too?
Who doesn't like them ? .. lots of little Sweet Woodruff too along with Gold Creeping Jenny.
I have Woodland Phlox and beautiful small campanula ... plus moss phlox .. if they get dry or messy all you have to do is cut it back fro fresh growth during the season.
I have had no luck with the hellebore bed area for them, so maybe this side will work ?
My dry stream bed is a mess and very naked right now ... the Fire Island hosta are coming up nicely and I have those copper necklaces for them to deter slug mafia !
Pinot Gris heuchera is looking good ... it is an older gal but she still pumps it out for me : )
Things don't look "pretty" right now ... it will take a few weeks ... and then the new contractor will be working on the stone paths ... last year was a disaster ... you get what you pay for and just because a guy ploughs your snow and talks nicely about gardening ... doesn't mean he actually knows what he is doing !!!!!!!!
So yet again this Spring has been a total CF on most fronts but we are so hoping by mid June things will have settled down and I can just play in the garden like I have dreamed of for years and years and years ..... BIG sigh !! and yes Garden PA can go fishing without me whining about something?
Meanwhile here are some "other" pictures
The moon has been amazing for a few nights when I can remember to LOOK and grab my camera.