Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The Start of our Spring Cleanup

Today, April 2, 2014, turned out to be a lovely sunny day.  It is a little cool, but we still got a lot done.  The wood ducks are back in many numbers, so we got the wood duck houses cleaned out and repositioned.  We have three boxes now, so I hope to see the wood duck babies again this year.

The next big job we accomplished was burning off the flower garden.  It doesn't hurt the perennials and lets the new emerging plants come up without any competition.

The first thing is to knock down last years dried plants with the weed wacker.

Dad is serving as the fire inspector to make sure we do it right.

There are a lot of plants coming up even though the temperatures have been on the cold side.  I hope nature knows what it's doing.  The irises, poppies, mums and many others are doing fine so far.

We did have some plant damage from the bitter cold temperatures we had this past winter.   Some will recover and others are lost.  This is just the beginning of our spring cleanup, but it was a really good start.

This is one of our holly bushes.  The top is dead and needs to be cut down.

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