I have blinders on . I have been avoiding all peripheral and direct views of my yard since late November.
I know. That is wrong on so many levels. After all, my yard stood by me in 110 degree heat last year.
I need to stop acting like we have never met!
I can imagine the mumblings-
Plants: Why won’t she look at us? We are trying so hard and are sooo tired.
This is a photograph of my esperanza plant, which is right outside my front door. Charming, right?
So this morning I decided to look, make amends, and make a list.
* Plan clean up in February – after the last chance of colder weather.
* Trim rose bushes back in February and give them a good feeding. My friend Aissa, who is an extraordinary gardener , said she does this every February, and it makes a huge difference.
* Continue to stock up on peachy pink caladium bulbs. I am going to outline all of my flower beds with caladiums to continue my color scheme of: peachy pink, pink, and yellow. The pinks are from caladiums, begonias, and the colors in my crotons. The yellows are from my crotons and my esperanza plants.
* Plan my front yard flower bed along the fence line. This will be a huge task.
* Doll up the area in front of my garden shed.
* Paint the stenciled rug in my garden shed.
* Add repaired and new fencing to my wish list ($). I have tried to convince my husband that we could do it ourselves- even with his bad shoulder. His response? Eye rolling and this comment:
“Now don’t get yourself all stirred up.”
* Plan my zinnia bed. I want a cutting garden.
* Plant tomato plants. I am still undecided about this.
But first things first. This morning I have some apologies to make. I’ll let you know how that goes.
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