Friday, March 15, 2013


We've had some warm days at Garden on Sherlock Street.  I've been finding time to clean up the garden.  I've cut down salvia along the driveway and Russian Sage by the house.  I've picked up a lot of trash that blew into the garden over the winter.  I've raked through beds to uncover the bulbs which are sprouting.  I've pulled every weed I've discovered.  I've swept the walk and driveway to get rid of all the plant debris I created cleaning out the beds.

All this work and the front garden looks...bare, blah.  It's ready for the plants to return and fill the beds.

Clean up in the back garden has been more hit and miss.  I have raked through the raised vegetable beds and pulled out the bachelor buttons which self seeded in them.  I have my seeds.  Planting of vegetables will begin soon.

A cool down is expected this weekend and maybe some rain!

Take care and have a good weekend.  Enjoy St. Patrick's Day Sunday too.


  1. I did a miniscule amount of clean up today too. .more will be needed. But I was more than thrilled to see what has survived the winter. .promising beautiful blooms this season! I'll admit, after the horrid climate and drought the last two years. .I have NOT been in the gardening frame of mind. .but with the discovery of the old returning, new seedlings starting. .my mind is able to visualize the end result. .and I am READY to garden!! My greenhouse is starting to fill up with seedlings and cuttings! Enjoy a great weekend!

  2. I've just started cleaning up our yard. It's been cool enough that I'm still working with firewood part of the time. But it looks as if were going to have warmer weather for the weekend.

  3. Hurray for you as you are able to be outdoors getting your gardens ready for the new growing season. I can just feel the excitement building from all of you who live up north as you await spring and working in your gardens.

    Have a lovely weekend ~ FlowerLady

  4. Looking good! All set for spring and no snow-finallyt~!

  5. Didn't feel good to be out in the garden!!?? Your garden looks so neat. Spring will be here before you know it and your garden will be filled with blooms! We are expecting severe weather on Monday...:-(

  6. Mine is covered in snow....I'll have to use a shovel to clean up :)

  7. Looks like you have been working hard. All of your hard work will pay off when beautiful spring blossoms start coming in --plus all of your veggies.....

    We have a gorgeous spring day here today --almost 70 degrees. Wow.

  8. Love your raised beds with the cold frames. Getting ready for spring.

  9. Everything looks so tidy. I hope you will receive the rain.
    We have been in the mid 70's the last two days.
    We have been househunting but haven't found anything yet...I'll keep you posted.

  10. Looks ready for spring to burst forth!. I got spring fever and planted so vegetables--hope I don't regret it.

  11. This is what I have been doing as well!

  12. I hope that rain comes! There is such relief in finally getting out into the garden in late winter to just do something/anything. Here's wishing you an end to the drought. :o)

  13. Oh-bare ground--you lucky lucky gal!
    I'm so jealous of you right now (but happy for you, just the same!!)
    I sure hope you get plentiful rains this year.
    Happy Spring!

  14. I love your cold frames. Hoping to build a few this season. We're expecting snow this week-end, so there will be a delay in getting my garden and yard spruced up. I'm so looking forward to it.


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