Monday, March 12, 2012
All sorts of things are blooming: camellias, daffodils, lenten roses (appropriate, as it is lent), and the ornamental plum outside the kitchen window. We ate out of the garden for the first time last night - chive pesto over our fish.
The Caroline raspberries planted last spring seem to have taken off, with very vigorous (and travelling) sprouts coming up throughout their bed. I reworked the whole area on the south side of the house so that it now has boards to make it a slightly raised bed, and lined the inside edge with rosemary. Am still mulling what to do with the inner bed - it has lilies and irises, but needs more.
My workout yesterday was hauling 6 large bags of mulch from store to car, from car to yard, and yard to beds. My muscles are discouraged to note that the garden could use about 6 times that much mulch, but at least I am assured a consistent source of exercise. Silver linings.