Kia hora te manno
Kia whakapapa paumamu te moana
Kia tere te Karohirohi

May the calm be widespread
May the sea glisten like the greenstone
And may the glimmer of summer dance across your pathways

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Sunshine and warmer temperatures for two whole days

Yes indeed the weather was so beautiful over the weekend, that I went outside and started in on cleaning up the gardens and planting a few cool weather flowers.

These pots all hold hostas and ferns but look so sad and bare until the hostas and ferns start to make an appearance. I like to plant primroses and pansies in them to provide a splash of color as you come up to our front door.


The front garden was such a mess until I trimmed away all the dead foliage, cut back the ferns and picked up all the fallen twigs and small branches which came down during our last wind storm.

Now that the garden has been tidied up, you can see a lot of new growth making an appearance.

The veggie garden also got some attention, but there is still lots to do before the planting season begins.

A friend gave me two lovely blueberry bushes I had to find a home for. I decided to plant them on the outside of the veggie garden fence, and took the precaution of surrounding them using a PVC frame, usually used to cover one of the raised beds, then the whole thing surrounded with a heavy bird netting. All this to keep the rabbits from digging around the roots until the bushes are fully established in their new home.

6 comments:

GAIL said...

Boy, you have been a busy girl!! I too, have spent some time outside in the last two days pulling weeds and cutting back plants in preparation of a lot of beautiful color this year. Things are sure growning so I hope for a few more days of this wonderful weather!
Hugs. Gail

Landbohaven said...

Gode billeder.
Det ser godt ud.
Hvor har du været flittig.
Tak for kigget.

GRACE PETERSON said...

Absolutely wonderful weather isn't it? Right now the afternoon sun is threatening to blind me but I can't complain. It's so nice to be free of clouds and fog for awhile. Nice friend to offer blueberry bushes. I hope they take right off. Cheers.

Nicole Gamble said...

Love the garden!

Tony Allen said...

Wow, the garden was indeed a mess right. You have busy days ahead sprucing it up again. You have very nice plants too. Hope they will all blossom in the coming spring days! Can’t wait for the colors to be back again.

Peggy said...

Those first few days of Spring sunshine make my fingers itch to get out and do something,anything in the garden!
It is always amazing to uncover new growth coming through the debris of winter.
happy gardening!