I know it’s not even March, but signs of spring are popping up all over. I see bulbs bursting up out of the ground all over and early bird flowers like these crocuses. I love flowering bulbs and I always kick myself right about now for not taking the plunge and planting bulbs. Daffodils and tulips are some of my favorites and this maybe year I’ll make the commitment.
I’ve been thinking about the yard and what I’d like to do in it this year. Mostly it will be building upon what I learned last year with I’m sure some new plants inserted to see how they do. We have a spiky Barberry I’d like to dig out in the next few weeks as well as a Spirea that always seems to have mildew on it. I think it would be fine in a different location where it could get more sun and dry out. In their place, I’d like to put a good looking compost bin.
|Last summer’s climbing nasturtiums and hops|
Sunday I added another section of wire “trellis” (basically screw eyes with extra framing wire strung between) along the north fence and plan on putting in some pea starts along it and the east fence. They’ll fix nitrogen into the soil which will help produce healthy and robust nasturtium plants. Last year I had three separate areas of Nasturtiums that did well, but they all got fairly different amounts of sun and it finally dawned on me after a chat with a nursery employee that the thriving Nasturtiums were near pea plants.
I’ve also got some hops growing and an Akebia vine which will eventually be the dominant vine. I’m also determined to spend the money and buy two blueberry plants and appropriate pots in order to grow some of my very favorite fruits! Beyond that, our foundation plants are finally filling in and thriving and some fun colorful annuals will add some variety to the garden.