All Neat and Tidy!
So the landscapers came last week and completed the spring cleanup. When I returned on Friday everything was neat as a pin.
I like the convenience of having someone else finish the clean up, especially since April and May are very busy months at work. Plus it gets done so much faster. No doubt many of the neighbors breathe a sigh of relief that my front garden no longer looks like a vacant lot.
Also, I like the fact that they grind up all the plant debris. Still, I feel a slight pang of regret at not having done it myself. Kind of like the busy professional who missed their kid’s school play. I realize that many of the stems may still contain insect eggs, so I take about one third and scatter them in the Thicket Corner.
In other spring developments, there are still Crocuses blooming.
And the very first Daffodils are opening in the Parkway Border, which gets the most sun. These are from the Colorblends mix, so I don’t know the variety.
More Hellebores are blooming. This is the only one that doesn’t have maroon flowers. I like the purple freckles.
And finally, the Forsythia is in bloom. It’s looking a little more robust than last year but still not what I hoped for, which was a splendid fountain of yellow. I’ll give it a few handfuls of compost later in the month, and keep working on the shape.
Are you done with spring cleanup, or just beginning?