We think it’s here. Spring is so beautiful here in our community. Things are popping up by the moment. We are not gardening today because of the wind, but tomorrow we will be, and we are booked for Monday and Tuesday next week already. Sunday looks like rain, but if it isn’t pouring very hard, we may do some bed cleanup gardening for a three-year sustaining client
The wind is “a blowen” and seedlings are flying all over the place. Your beds are going to receive weed infestation, so while it’s still early in the season you can get out there are try to keep ahead of them. Now is a super time to edge the beds, pull weeds, divide and replant, and it’s not too late to cut back Loriape. It has plenty of time yet to fill in nicely, so don’t worry. Go for it. It will come back so nice and fresh and taller and full. Trust us.
We visited four current sites this morning. Hosta are just poking up and Hydrangea have lovely buds right now. Buy fresh garden soil and give your established plants a boost. They will love you putting some new soil around them. It’s a good thing.
Our biggest word of caution is to not put new plantings in the ground just yet. Post Easter is best, or even better is closer to Mother’s Day.
The nurseries will be filled with things to purchase. Pansies are great, Primroses, Hellebores and some herbs. Hold on tight just a few more weeks. You will be glad you did. For now, tend your garden as it is. There is plenty to do. Enjoy the preparation work. It is so satisfying.