For the moment, though, it’s about 50 degrees—warm enough for a late afternoon stroll around the gardens.
The rockwall garden is loaded with pine needles. I may rake them out this weekend. I need to do it before too many flowers begin coming up.
I noticed a lot of tulips popping through. It's difficult to rake the needles out without hurting the tulips if they get much bigger than this.
I need to mix up some deer/rabbit repellent and spray it on all of the emerging tulip foliage.
The squirrels have distributed piles of their winter stash all over the gardens.
They have left tons of debris on top of the rockwall which they used as their winter dining room.
I am hoping to get outside tonight after work and begin my spring clean up.
I have A LOT OF WORK to do! So much raking, so much digging...........so many sore muscles! I will have to start small, maybe one hour tonight. I have to remember I am not as young as I used to be and can no longer spend 10 hrs in one day working in the gardens.