Valynda MayesComment

Spring De-awakening

Valynda MayesComment

What was an early spring was fleeting, and winter temps are back--giving me time to think about what I am going to do in the garden this year as well as assess the things I like just as they are. That mostly applies to the native plant garden, which from a combination of luck, experience, and planning came out even better than I anticipated. In the not-so-positive category is my photography skill, but that is to be expected without some effort. Maybe the garden just does not photograph well, but I am sure enjoying the effect even when not in close up. The best part is that the plants are thriving--even the ramp plant I grew from root trimmings of some ramps I ate (last image)!

Another positive is the vegetable garden, where I am determined to win my war with rabbits by enclosing the entire area with rabbit wire. I still see the huge rabbit daily--it must be a few years old. It contentedly munches clover and plantain in the lawn, and I think it will do just fine without my okra, bean, and pepper seedlings.

In the needs work category is the rear flower garden, but some reorganization will fix that. 

Happy gardening!