I’m not sure we had an actual freeze last night, but it was certainly chilly…a condition which continued throughout this overcast day. I still got a reasonable amount accomplished in various garden locales, but did so with more layers than I needed earlier in the week.
Here’s a long shot of the garden at the back of the house. Let’s see, from left to right, there’s violets, trillium, primroses, money plant, assorted daffodils, a host of hostas, and a rose bush, with assorted ferns mixed in here and there.
Oh, yes…and a chipmunk waiting behind the trillium for me to go away!
There was certainly plenty of bird activity out there this morning, like this chipping sparrow who was rooting around in the unraked territory beneath the apple tree.
There were the usual chickadees and cardi
nals …and I think I heard an oriole (it’s been a few months, though, since I’ve heard them, so I’ll reserve confirmation of their return until a visual sighting is possible.). A mob of crows were trying to deter some larger bird from raiding their nests. I saw them all more in silhouette than dead clearly, but I think a hawk was the culprit they pursued.
I also spent some attention on the front garden bed, from which I attempted yet another surgical removal of the rampant wisteria vines that crisscross the bed. I have little hope I got it all…but I was able to get a heck of a lot of the stuff out, which is a step in the right direction. Once that was done, I added some of that nice fresh topsoil.
And I’ll bring the weekend to a close with a reminder to you all: the days of Spring go by pretty quickly and before you know it, you’re trying to figure out how to disguise old daffodil foliage behind daylilies…so don’t forget to stop and enjoy the flowers!!