Sunday, April 15, 2012

Did A Little Spring Cleaning

Did a little spring cleaning recently. Tell me why do I leave my perennial bed looking like this all winter? I really should have cleaned it up last fall. Guess I was leaving the seed pods on the echineacas for the birds...yeah, that sounds good!

Really it had more to do with being so busy with online sales and fall craftshows than anything else. Plus I really don't like late fall in my perennial is a lot duller than spring....the flowers are all dying. We even had an earlier than usual frost for here and the snow was flying, if only briefly on Halloween weekend.

Anyway, I finally got out there and got all the beds cleaned our, cut back and mulched. Even bought some pansies to plant around the tree and in the front porch bed, but if the weather keeps going like it has been, they will be toast before too long.

One nice thing about our early spring and really warm temps is that my echineceas are popping through. They are my favorite flower and it looks like all the varieties have survived another winter. I can't wait til all my flowers come in bloom. I'll be sure to share Mother Natures beauty with you all too!

Until next time....


  1. It's starting to look alot like spring at your place! Love the flowers around the tree, so pretty:)

  2. We finally did our yard, we only had 3 freezes and it didn't do any damage, so every thing was overgrown and dead weeds. Looking forward to seeing your springy pics.

  3. Hi Dee! I never get around like I use to! It is so nice to see you here. My backyard looks like a scene from a horror movie! LOL! We have sooo much work ahead of us! But now we have rain and wind and really cold temps. Enjoy the weekend and hope all is well with you. Hugs Anne

  4. Dee I hate cleaning up the fall beds too.Hubby always does it so I'm lucky there.Road work on our street and new water/sewer connections so I don't expect my yard to look like much this year.

  5. Morning Dee...I think it's hard getting out in the gardens when the colors and pretties aren't there. We have left ours go here and there too.
    You are getting a good start this season....we haven't even touched ours yet


  6. Hi Dee - it all looks great! Love your stone garden, so pretty!

  7. You're not the only one Dee. I have been working since February and it's all been in the back yard because I did nothing since last spring. Ugh! Why did I do that to myself?? So I'm with you girl. Your flowers are pretty! Everything is going to be beautiful when it blooms.

    Enjoy the rest of your week~