Archives for May 2019
So excited to see buds on the fragrant viburnum this year!
Leaves unfurling – so beautiful.
Lilacs are coming.
The redbud trees are full of buds.
Last year the Japanese lilacs had not a single bloom. This year both trees are ready for a great show of blooms!
A few more weeks, and beauty will abound in the garden!
It has been a cold wet spring. Farmers are behind in planting crops. Some trees are barely budding out. Local nurseries have had very slow sales so far. Nights have still been down to 3 or 4 degrees. I have had very few days in the garden.
We had one beautiful day in April. Doug and I raked everything, cut down the grasses, tidied up, got out the furniture, and Doug even got the hedge pruned.
And we had our first coffee on the patio that day.
We were very happy to get all that done on that day, because, one month later, we have hardly done anything else.
In twenty-three years living here, we have never had deer damage.
But it appears they have found us.
Rabbits have never eaten the Hostas before. Neither have the groundhogs.
I’m looking up some deer deterrent recipes. These beds are farthest from the house, and closest to the field and bush. The damage is ugly, and I’ll see it all summer on these Hostas. So I have to find a solution.