|Front raised beds|
|View of the back from the front porch...much cleaner than last week :)|
|View of the yard from the little cottage in our backyard|
|The back raised beds...still to be cleaned up|
|The wild tiger lilies that grow in a corner of our property are making an appearance|
This time of year is full of good weather days and some not so good weather days, so we take what we get, and when we can, get ourselves in the garden. We were blessed with some lovely weather again this weekend and knowing the best day of the long weekend was going to be Monday, left it open to get outside.
While Reece rode around on his bike, played in the sandbox and searched for toads, I was busy raking and cleaning the gardens. I managed to get a lot done, and now only have a little bit left to tackle. The back raised beds still have to be cleaned up, soil turned over and compost added, we have to prep the new raised bed being added this year and then there is a ton of raking to do around the chicken run, but after that, the clean up will be done and we can get on to some more exciting things...like planting.
It feels so good to be back in the garden on a regular basis again, a little lift for my spirit after a long, cold and very snowy winter.
How are things around your garden?
I see your lawn is slowly turning green. Ours has and we''ve been watching our spring bulbs sprout up.ReplyDelete
Slowly it is, the bit of rain we have been having definitely helps :)Delete
It's looking great, so neat and organised already. Amazing what a change the weather and you have created in a short space of time.ReplyDelete
Thank you! It is coming, still lots to be done, but so far I am happy with the progress :)Delete
We have things in full bloom around here. I absolutely love bee balm, don't you?ReplyDelete
Lucky you! And yes, I love bee balm.Delete
Yay for snow free yard! Whew. What is the yarrow used for?ReplyDelete
Whew is right, although it was snowing this morning :(Delete
Yarrow is awesome for scrapes and cuts and some skin irritations, good for colds and fevers in tea form and good for so many other things such as digestion, circulation and so on. I infuse it in oil and use in my healing salve along with some other herbs and I dry some for the winter in case we need it for teas. It can be added to baths to help ease skin irritations as well. And of course it can be tinctured if necessary. So much goodness.
It's so exciting to see things waking up after our long winter!ReplyDelete
It is! And it never gets old, year after year I feel the same excitement as I watch it all come alive :)Delete
Things around the gardens are slow, but moving. Looking forward to even more snow melting this week and possibly have a clean yard by the week-end. Here is to hoping.ReplyDelete
Your plot looks amazing Kim! Great job!
That is how I feel...slow but moving. Good luck with the clean up. We are having cooler than normal temperatures this weekend and rain, so I am thinking my garden might look much the same next week.Delete
Looking good Kim! I love watching the progress. Thanks for sharing. xxooReplyDelete
Thank you my friend. xoDelete
LOVE your yard and garden, Kim!ReplyDelete
I posted about my garden a bit today~ and then we spent lots of time out there transplanting onion, leek and shallot starts, watering peas and planning out where to put some new things.
Thanks Amanda :) Transplanting already, how lovely. Sounds like a good day in the garden.Delete
What a gorgeous yard! We are having a gardening workshop in our yard this weekend and I am looking forward to finally having some beautiful raised beds like yours! Now, just to figure out what to put in them! xoReplyDelete
Thanks Shel, you will have to visit one day :)Delete
Your gardening workshop sounds amazing, you guys are going to have some much fun! Enjoy.
Spring! Looking great, your property is gorgeousReplyDelete
Yes it is finally here and we are loving it! Thank you :)Delete
You have a beautiful yard and garden Kim, what a great space to grow up in!ReplyDelete
Thank you Sylvia.Delete
Thank you for sharing this on Green Thumb Thursday! I pinned it to our hop board and shared it via Twitter and FB. See you on Thursday!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, appreciate it. And thank you for hosting :)Delete