It seems like forever since I've been in my garden, but Spring has returned!!!! Every weekend has been rainy so last weekend and this weekend I darted in and out between rainstorms to get the work of cleaning up the yard done. Come visit with me!
This sign was my first garden project of the year. I found this gorgeous aqua oops paint and I've been madly painting everything in sight with it. Isn't it a heavenly colour?! Paint was the order of business this weekend. The rain threatened but held off so I've painted EVERYTHING - doors, gates, my potting bench, my greenhouse... various other things. I made another sign, too.
For the first time in years, I planted tulips last fall and I am so pleased that I did. The pink are Angelique tulips. I don't remember the name of the yellow & white - just that they were mixed doubles.
And here they are in the border:
Do you know this next plant? It's Euphorbia Polychroma, or Cushion Spurge. It turns bright red in the fall, too. It's one of my favourite plants.
His lordship has been my constant companion and helper (NOT!).
I finally got my potting bench roof done and painted the whole thing. What a job that was! I ran out of good weather last fall when I was half way through the project and slapped on a metal roof to keep everything from being soaked all winter. It's not what I had envisioned, but it works well.
If you want to know how to build the bench part, click HERE
and for adding the roof, click HERE
I built a new garden gate for myself out of an old door:
Here's my gorgeous crabapple that just burst into bloom yesterday. That front landing is being ripped off this year HOORAY! Finally there will be a decent front landing on this house. I'm getting a new front door soon too...
So there you are, my spring cleanup is off to a good start. Happy gardening!