I finally went outside after work today and started my 2012 garden chores. I think I spent about 45 minutes cutting down Sedum Autumn Joy plants, picking up fallen pine branches and removing weeds.
After I finished this chore, I made myself a lemon drop martini to celebrate the beginning of a new gardening season.
It's just the juice of one fresh lemon, some simple syrup and a shot of citrus-flavored vodka combined with ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake until it's too cold to hold any longer and pour into a martini glass. Now that's the way to start a new season!
We have had beautiful weather this week. If I did not have to be a work at my paying job during my most productive morning hours, I would have gotten a lot more work done outside. I am hoping it will be warm this weekend, so I can rake those beds in earnest. I don't even want to think about all the work I still have to do before I get to the fun part of enjoying the flowers.
I am so glad you stopped by to visit my garden. I garden in lower northern Michigan (zone 5) in far less than ideal conditions. I have too many pine trees, too much shade, too many rocks, herds of hosta-munching deer and rabbits who think my lilly buds are gourmet appetizers. I am by no means an expert in horticulture or garden design--just an amateur with a shovel and a passion. My garden changes daily during the summer and I will be updating frequently.
During the winter months, I blog about my favorite cold-weather hobby--quilting and just my everyday musings.
I hope you enjoy your visit, and that you will come back soon.