It was a good idea to hire Richard, a gardener and all around handy guy, to tend to spring garden chores. I wish I had his energy!
The unsightly heather has been banished to the yard waste bin, Elegans has been divided (again!), and one crown has been moved to the back of its hosta bed, and the dead hydrangea canes have been trimmed and shoved into garden waste bags. I ordered shredded bark a couple days ago.
It’s rather nice to give orders and see the fruits of someone else’s labor in MY gardens. Richard will return next week to tackle more chores.
I have a false indigo that either needs a new home in my gardens or needs to be adopted by someone else who has space for it. It was part of a fun idea that never really took off–a “false” garden filled with false forgetmenots, false dagrons beard, false spirea…You get the idea.
It’s been cool and rainy today which isn’t particularly conducive to enthusiastic gardening. But I did take a picture of the pretty little columbine that grows outside my kitchen door. I didn’t plant this and even tried to get rid of it. But I now respect its persistence.