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July 20, 2014 / Leslie

Sunday in the Garden: The Changing Seasons



By the time March rolls around I’m usually outside cleaning up the garden and getting it ready for early season flowers and vegetables. But this past March, only four short months ago, my yard was still covered with a blanket of snow and I was wondering when anything would start growing again.



A month later the perennials began to emerge and by May the garden even had a few flowers. You can see from the empty flower boxes on the deck railing that I held off on putting in the annuals; the night temperatures were still hovering near freezing.



I’m always amazed at what nature accomplishes. Even after a horribly cold and brutal winter, the worst in 20 years, almost all of my perennials survived and are even thriving.

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  1. BermudaOnion / Jul 20 2014 11:20 am

    Your garden is lovely!


  2. harvee / Jul 20 2014 1:36 pm

    Very nice. I’m inspired! The back of our yard by the fence is undergoing a renovation. Out with the daylilies that don’t bloom in shade and in with some other flowering shade loving perennials – hydrangeas and such. Gardening is such fun but a lot of work!


  3. Carol / Jul 21 2014 9:52 am

    How pretty!


  4. stacybuckeye / Aug 2 2014 8:25 am

    Wow! Beautiful. Our backyard is such a mess. I need someone to come and teach Gage and I how to take proper care of it.


    • Leslie / Aug 2 2014 8:27 am

      Thanks, but it hasn’t always looked that good. This is what happens when one is unemployed for too many months – lots of time for the garden!


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