Friday, April 27, 2018

Getting there

We've been doing our spring clean-up out in the yard for just over a week now, since the weather got a little drier and warmer. And things are going pretty well. It was discouraging to look out over winter's mess and wonder if we had the energy to deal with it all. But, by doing a little each day, it doesn't take long to get things back under control.

Last year I cut the wisteria WAY back. Still, we got some nice blooms this week. And the lilac is blooming, even though this is an "off" year for it.

If you read Ken's blog, you've seen a lot of what we've been up to. I took some photos on Wednesday that I'll post here over the next few days. Sorry to be repetitive, but it's what's been going on here for the past week and a half. Next month, we'll get the vegetable garden planted and then we'll be in good shape for summer. Let's hope it's a good one!


  1. Our last house had a wisteria on the back fence and I learnt that it flowers on second year wood. It took some masterful control to keep it contained.

  2. Your property does provide a lot of week. But it's so rewarding -- especially since I'm not the one having to do it.

  3. Petit à petit, l'oiseau fait son nid!
    Speaking of which, we have had a cardinal pair wanting to use our deck table's umbrella to roost... the go hang out up inside (we leave it open), and poop on the table... and, then, they started trying to build a nest in there! That was the last straw (no pun intended).

  4. Reading about your spring yard work is much more restful than doing my own.


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