First day back in the dirt!
Apr 07, 2012
Saturday was a productive garden cleanup outing. I cleared the beds of leaves and other small compostable leftovers from the 2011 gardening season. I freshened up the Irises and Black-Eyed-Susans that are now just emerging from the soil. I thinned out one Lilac and pruned back a few Roses of Sharon. I pulled up the spreading raspberry shoots and pruned back the remaining raspberries. The herb bed needed some tending - I cut back the returning Thyme, Oregano, and Mint - and pulled up lots of mint runners (it gets into everything!).
What I have to show for all the bending, pulling, and pruning are a pair of socks with soil outlines (the first of many this season) and a very sore body (it is Monday and I am still pretty achy!).