Seasonal Celebrations & Lessons Learned
Spring comes early to the South. In my garden the daffodils start their parade in February.
Spring is in full swing in March. Everyday there are new arrivals to the party. Please head over the Gardens Eye View to read how other gardeners celebrate their season.
Lessons Learned ~
My winter garden has shown me the importance of structural elements during the barren months. I am looking to add more shrubs and trees to add color for the gardener, food for the birds and blooms for the early pollinators.
Mother Nature has been very unpredictable this winter bringing warmer days and then some shockingly cold ones. Our high this winter was 78 degrees and our low was 19 degrees. It is hard for the body to adjust to such fluctuations. Many of the plants in my garden feel the same way as they didn't take too kindly to those freezing nights. At least the plants and the gardener are on the same page on this subject.
With the milder winter we have been able to start many of our garden projects. The first of 5 new raised beds in the kitchen garden has been built.
Our old garden boxes were a real chore to install because of the slope so this time around we decided to hire a professional to build them. You can see how severe the slope actually is with the height differential between the two ends of the bed. It will be nice not to have to bend over all the time when working in the kitchen garden!
There just doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day for the garden. There are still so many chores to be tackled...like pruning 60 rose bushes. A task that I don't look forward to. Thank goodness it only has to be done once a year.
Stop by Plant Posting to learn what other gardeners have learned this season.