I am so grateful to see the snow all gone and signs of spring popping up.
Tulips and daffodils are on their way up too and it's going to be raining on and off this week so I expect them to grow quickly!
The last two weekends have been fabulous and I got some raking done on the garden beds.
It all looks so naked! Before long this will be flooded with hostas, coral bells, and astilbe.
We dug out the pee-gee hydrangea tree that was here and moved it out front last fall. Hoping it comes back with vigor and blooms better than ever. It definitely wasn't happy in the spot I first chose for it.
Dan decided to burn the old burlap that some of the shrubs were covered in. He's blown off all the debris since I took the picture. It always amazes me how much crud appears after the winter since we left it all cleaned up and tidy last fall. This fire pit is a propane gas cylinder cut down into rings and then the design cut-outs are created. It's nearly 4 foot across! We always have some branches and sticks to burn that fall from the trees.
I've relocated the little cottage for my fairy garden. I can walk up to it here and play around with it more easily. I've got a bad knee and find getting down at ground level to be much more difficult these days. These are thoughts I've dreamt about doing through the winter.
We've brought out the lawn furniture and I've set up my black planters on the deck this year. They were new last year and I had them out on the patio but I decided to try them here this time. The squirrels keep eating away at our deck- they've literally taken chunks of it and have ruined the stairs. We don't know what they're attracted to but it's really becoming annoying! The only thought we have is that during the winter we use a salt mix to melt the ice and make it safer to get in and out of our home. Perhaps it's the salt their going for?
Here is a link to a post from last year showing how different this all looks!
It's been an easy going spring around here and I'm looking forward to the summer months as I'm sure all of you are!