Spring has sprung - for a few days
Sunday, April 12, 2015
Busy weekend - mowing the lawn, cleaning out garden beds - still so much dead stuff and weeds coming up to clear out. Filled a 5 gallon bucket 4 times between Saturday & Sunday just with dandelions and ground ivy and other nasty weeds. Two loads of laundry, visiting with my elderly neighbors for a while, cleaning in the house, but not much because I was so busy outside. Back to the office tomorrow.
Can't plant here until Mother's Day to protect plants from our late frosts, but I'm doing a lot of prep work. There's plenty to do and the flipping dandelions are a real pain. The house next door was empty for over 2 years and had skillions of dandelions in the back yard - which spread seeds all over the neighborhood. The house across the corner from me is renters who rarely cut the lawn last summer and had loads of dandelions and thistles. there are new tenants there, but all those dang seeds were already dumped in other yards - like mine. Big deal keeping after them and I don't like using too many chemicals for weed control, so I have work to do. Good exercise and I'll sleep well tonight.
Of course, the weather reports are for possible snow on Wednesday night to Friday, but no big surprise. My tulips are blooming and the lilacs too - and they always get snowed on when they are in bloom. Spring is always very variable weather-wise.