Those turtlenecks I purchased to wear this winter were a total waste. Of course, the reason I haven't been able to wear them is because it's been too hot to wear turtlenecks in the 60 and 70 degree weather we've been having here.
But I'm not complaining. I love this weather because it's the perfect weather to work out in the garden!
Mulching the garden is my main focus. I didn't completely finish mulching this past fall, and I can certainly tell by the amount of weeds that have popped up where I didn't put down mulch. That is a powerful argument for mulching the garden in the fall (the entire garden).
But while I've been doing that, I've noticed some wonderful things (the little joys are THE BEST):
Do you see this little bee? Look how big her pollen sacs are! She's been busy!
And this plant - do you know what this is? It's a flowering quince (Chaenomeles). Poor thing. I planted it last year and then never saw it again. It's behind the pavonias, and they complete covered it! I really thought it was dead. It was so exciting to find it when I was cleaning up the garden. Now I can't wait for it to bloom!
Bad picture, but if you look closely, you'll see a little papyrus. I rooted it last fall, and I am thrilled to see that it is still alive.
All these surprises are the best!
What's THE WORST? The weeds, of course.
They are everywhere! But I'm determined to pull them all out. Hopefully sooner rather than later.
Wish me luck!
I'm joining Bumble Lush Kitchen Garden for her Best and Worst meme. I'd love to see what's best and worst in your garden!