Gardening Day!

Posted by Kathy Torrence on May 14, 2007 in Gardening

It was a GORGEOUS spring day here in NJ today – and I just happened to have a big ole pile of mulch scheduled to be delivered today. So it was a gardening day for me!

Emily and I planted some flowers from the school plant sale and planted some seeds in our little vegetable garden. Then I mulched the playground area and as many flower beds as I could before I could do no more (my back is really feeling it right now!).

When we bought our house, there was only one tree in the entire yard – there were no bushes, no flowers…nothing. We’ve lived here for 9 years now and every year, we’ve added some new plants. Lots of them we bought, but many of them were given to us by other people who just didn’t want them anymore.

These azaleas were from my mother – she took them out of her garden a few years ago and was going to throw them away.

We also have more azaleas that are past their prime blooming time right now, but just look at the beautiful lily-of-the-valleys under them! The fragrance drifts right up into our bedroom at night…

I also rescued these white lilacs from a neighbor’s trash pile a few years ago as well as the rose-of-sharons next to them:

My rhododendrons and clematis are just getting ready to bloom. I also still have bleeding hearts in bloom below the large rhodo. I just made the second little shade garden last year…it’s just starting to fill in and this will be the first years those little rhodos bloom.

That’s one thing I learn from gardening – patience. Something I have very little of.

Speaking of patience…did I mention that I had a little helper in the garden today?

If only I could get her to dig with a shovel…

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