Monday, February 20, 2017


It's hard to believe that it is the middle of February.
This weekend the temperatures have been in the high 60's.
It's going to "cool off"  to the 50's this week.
I just had to get out in the yard and do some cleanup.
The tanbark will be coming in two weeks.
Saturday I did the front yard.

All the leaves somehow ended up under this tree 
at the end of my house..very convenient.

The garden at the end of my house is where my Hydrangeas are.
They have lots of buds already.

Last year we had a late freeze which killed these buds.
The bushes didn't do well last summer.

Sunday I did the back garden where most of my perennials are.
I didn't let them clean up my leaves last fall.
I consider them "natures blanket".

I also don't cut the plants back until Spring..
I've lost some by cutting them back in the fall.
So I had them to cut back and lots of leaves and twigs.

Ready for mulch !

Once again, I did it the "easy way".
I cut back all the perennials 
and blew everything in to the yard at the same time.

There were lots of plants starting to push up.
Too early!! 
I hope we don't get a big freeze but the chances are good.
Who knows with this crazy weather?
Maybe I should have left their blankets on ? We'll see.

It was just too nice not to be out side.
And what was my family doing while I was slaving away?

Mollie had been out for awhile chewing on a new shin bone
but Mr Hawk started circling closer and closer and she had moved to the shade where I couldn't see her so I thought I'd better 
put her in the house.
I don't think the Hawk could lift her but he could certainly
hurt her trying.

Enjoy your week.


Mildred said...

That is a precious photo of Mollie and Zoey. They wanted to make sure you were working hard! lol
It feels good to be able to get outdoors and work in the flower beds, doesn't it? I think we are all anxious about a freeze damaging the plants that are budding.
You have a lovely selection of plants and I look forward to seeing them over the coming months.
Have a nice Monday.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Awwww, that final photo is so sweet!

Beth.."E"..Edwards said...

aww, i love the last shot ... the 2 buddies hanging out. so cute!! buddies forever. curious, the stop header shot of Mollie ... is that blue paint in her fur? ( ;

Lynne said...

You are a bit ahead of us here in Michigan . .
I must admit, I have enjoyed my early "twig/stick" cleanup.
Rainy today . . . I might be able to get some leaf clean up done yet this week.
Laying bark has never, ever happened here in March.
Would that ever be nice!
Love the pair watching you . . .

Lowcarb team member said...

Oh my I just love your last photo ...
So cute :)

All the best Jan