Saturday, April 05, 2008

Pruning time!


Pruned:
  • Honeysuckle vine (leaves were already budding out)
  • Potentilla
  • Euonymous
so I can paint the wrought-iron fence next weekend.

Cut back the Japanese Anemones to the ground (they're herbaceous, and will reappear from under the earth).

Also grossly pruned the roses. Will do a fine pruning in a few weeks, when I see which canes survived the winter. I had a few really big hips on some of them, swollen with seeds. I saved a few, and brought them in the house to dry out. I may try planting the seeds to see what I get!

Friday, April 04, 2008

Spring!


On my way over to the grocery store this evening, I
  • heard a male cardinal singing his territorial song
  • saw two robins
  • saw two male grackles.

OK, the cardinal is here all winter, and the robins may have been, too, but the grackles are definitely a sign of spring!

This weekend it's supposed to reach 13C each day. I think I'll be doing some garden clean up!