Two days at home = two days of mowing. I’m exhausted. And mowing the front yard is extra hard as we have ruts from all the work on the tree and the septic system. No time to work in the garden, but next weekend I am determined to weed and plant my pots and window boxes. It’s been very cold here at night lately but the week ahead promises warmer weather, so it should be okay for planting my impatiens next weekend.
I’m going back to Hartford to rest!
The garden is starting to fill in – lots of green but not too many flowers yet. I missed the bloom of the yellow daffodils, but I didn’t miss the bloom of my favorite daffodils:
They were already here when we moved in. I didn’t know about them until the following spring and I was entranced.
To tell you the truth, yellow daffodils have never done a whole lot for me but these make my heart sing.
The lilacs are blooming. Oh my goodness, what a glorious scent! My little bush is hanging in there but it only has a few blooms. Anyone know the secret to more blooms? Should I prune it after the bloom is finished? I haven’t been home at this time of year for the last 4 years, so this year I can tackle things like that.
Oh, and look what’s coming!
My peonies are budding! For those of you who are new to this blog, peonies are my absolute favorite flower. I. love. them. This cottage came with two peony bushes that are planted close to the road. I treasure them. And I haven’t been home to see them for 4 years! Yes, I know I’m away in Hartford right now, but I can get home for visits! It makes a huge difference in my life. My garden is my favorite place. Gardening is good for my soul. I find peace there.
So here’s to spring at home, here at Mockingbird Hill Cottage!