Spring Chores and All’s Right with the Garden

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A division of Elegans takes up residence farther back in a small hosta bed under the old cherry tree.

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 raggedy heather has been removed and that spot is ready for something new (and better behaved?).
The raggedy heather has been removed and that spot is ready for something new (and better behaved?).

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.

This little side garden needs help.  That's the giant false indigo in the lower right.  When it reaches its full power during the summer, it blocks the path.  I wonder what brilliant gardening mind thought that wouldn't happen????
This little side garden needs help. That’s the giant false indigo in the lower right. When it reaches its full power during the summer, it blocks the path. I wonder what brilliant gardening mind thought that wouldn’t happen????

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.

And old columbine drinking in today's rain.
And old columbine drinking in today’s rain.

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