This is such a great time of year, I love clearing out the beds and seeing how things are doing, taking an inventory of what needs to be done (it's usually a fairly long list) and watching everything come back to life. It always amazes me how quickly the beds go from scraggly winter debris to full and fantastic spring growth.
Here's a peek into the many different areas of my yard and what's happening this spring.
Those gorgeous purple blooms blow me away every year. Yes, I planted a locust tree in my landscaping. I have been told by many what a stupid thing that was to do but those blooms take away any doubts every spring. I'll deal with the negatives if I can have blooms like that!
Right now the lilacs are blooming and the smell is heavenly. I've got windows open and am loving every second of it.
My favorite bush of all time (well, one of anyhow), Japanese Dappled Willows. I pruned these once already this season (not even a month ago) and look at how full and beautiful they are. Time to chop at them again.
How is your landscaping looking? Do you have a long to-do list started as well? I so enjoy all the time spent playing in the dirt and creating my gardens. Lots of maintenance, but I wouldn't have it any other way!