Waiting for Spring

A note from the resident gardener here. In the sparse days of balmy weather this February, I have been working outside. A few weeks ago I had the posts put in to make rustic cedar fences on either side of the driveway entry. The cedar had been saved from trees on site that needed limbing up. Gardening on these 3 acres seems to more and more be about moving stuff from one location to another.

rustic fencing at driveway entrance

rustic fencing at driveway entrance

I have a few shrubs on each side: weigelia, false cypress, spirea and tiger eye sumac as well as a lone scarlet buckeye. Two climbing roses are on order – Joseph’s Coat, a yellow and red rose.

Several generous friends are donating assorted cuttings and divided plants from their gardens. Recently I was blessed with an abundance of Nikko Blue hydrangeas trimmings. “Just stick then in the ground” she says. I *know* my garden isn’t as well-behaved as hers, so I am trying several different propagation methods. A couple of 2 liter soda bottles have cuttings to try out the winter sowing method, about 2 dozen gallon sized pots were filled with a soil mixture and 3 to 4 cuttings and I did actually stick a couple dozen in a ring around a large pine. We shall see how they do.

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the daffs are up 3 to 4 inches and one row of day lilies is also sprouting.  I am ready for spring.

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One response to “Waiting for Spring”

  1. Myrle Diefendorf says :

    Love it.

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