And as I began to take pictures for The Patient Gardener's End of Month View, I realized that there was a recurring theme going on in my garden.
Let's see if you can figure out the theme.
The winter garden looks nice enough. And there are some small bloom in those beds outlined with boxwoods. I've begun planting the camellias I've nursed all winter. But I am not through planting. Soon there will be other plants arriving by mail that will need to be put in this bed, too.
The front Knock Out roses have been cut down. But all the trimmings are still waiting for me to discard them.
Some weeding in the East Bed has been done. But there's a lot more weeding to do here!
The main rose garden is coming to life. The irises are beginning to bloom here. But, I haven't quite finished pruning my roses!
The walking bed looks fairly bare. I've been thinning out the pavonia and transplanting the salvia. Plus, there are numerous plants that have not yet emerged. Still, I feel like I've made some progress here, even if there is still a big pile of trimmings and dead wood in the middle of the pathway that needs to be picked up.
Have you figured out the theme? Do you think it's:
I could see where you might think that, especially as you see all the unfinished tasks. But I think the theme is:
Because I've been out in the garden! And garden work is fun work!
And if you look closely, there is still a lot of beauty to be found there. How fun!