February Garden Chores
The weather in Georgia can swing on the pendulum of extremes. Last week, we experienced a rare snow storm that adversely affected a number of areas. In my corner of the world, it was quiet and peaceful. I definitely prefer country living to city living.
Saturday was a beautiful day – a precurser of spring to come.
So, Dearest and I did some necessary garden cleaning. He cleared out the hill along the side street and I began in one of the garden beds. Our neighbor asked me whether he could trim the Cherry Trees in his garden – I told him he could and I would be shaping my Crabapple tree.
Wintertime is the best time to shape trees and bushes.
You see their shape, any dead branch that should be purged and you can monitor their height. You can also divide perennials.
Cleaning the garden now helps my garden look its best in the Spring.
I’ve kept a garden journal for years. It’s a wonderful way to record garden successes and failures as well as what’s blooming when.
Helleboros are a perennial that I would highly recommend.
I just love the blooms from the Helleboro. They’re beautiful in their detail and have a shy appearance bowing their heads toward the ground. What’s more, they’re very hearty and can thrive where others might not.
Today it is raining and I am enjoying the view from my kitchen desk.
I can also spend this time recording in my garden journal what is blooming and what chores I plan to accomplish in February.
I am thrilled to see spring is on the verge of bursting into bloom in my garden.
How does February look in your garden?
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