Things are coming out of Winter dormancy!
On this side of the front garden walkway iris, tansy, daffodils, muscari, centranthus, yarrow, native grasses, and more are re-emerging from their Winter dormancy. Within just a few weeks the gardens will be lush and blooming!
Just a couple of weeks ago the gardens were deadheaded and weeded. Things looked pretty barren, but now there is green popping up all over the place!
In the Fall a bit of deadheading and garden clean up is done. Most of the clean up, however, is left until early Spring to allow limbs and leaves to protect and insulate dormant plants against Winter's snow and cold. It's in the Springtime that the major garden cleaning up occurs.
Winter-killed foliage and leaves are trimmed down to the ground, chopped, and left around the bases of plants as a mulch to nourish plants as it decays, and to help hold in moisture by protecting the soil from evaporation. Free mulch. From your own plants. A good, green, frugal idea!
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