I’m so happy that Spring is truly here after the long cold winter that we had here in Toronto. We had some rain this weekend and even some Thunderstorms on Sunday morning but once things started clearing up it warmed up outside and my husband and I took advantage of the good weather to get some much needed yard work done.
I had actually been out on Friday afternoon because I had a doctors appointment downtown and by the time I got back home it was quite nice outside so I brought the dog out to the front yard and I started cleaning up the front garden beds. Just taking the dead maple leaves off the garden that we’d put on the garden beds in the fall to protect the plants made such a difference and it was nice to discover how many plants were already growing beneath the leaves. By the time my husband came home from work on Friday I had the whole front yard done and he was surprised.
I usually don’t like working in the front yard by myself all that much because so many neighbors stop to talk. It’s not that I don’t like talking to them, it’s just that when I’m busy working on something, talking tends to slow me down and since I’m usually not feeling all that well I’m working outside on limited time anyway … so they eat up the time I can work on what I’m doing. Plus … being a nurse … I always end up having some strange conversations with people. I guess everyone wants health advice. Someone always asks me about a pain or health problem they’re having when they catch me outside and I’ve even been asking about things like what’s the best progesterone cream to use LOL. Hey … I answer what I can and advise them to see their doctor for the rest.
When the weather was clear enough my husband and I worked on tidying up the backyard garden beds and we managed to get all of the flower beds cleared of dead leaves too. Everything looks great now. I can’t believe how much green was hiding under all the dead leaves! There are so many plants coming up! Everything from Snowdrops to Lilies, to Monkshood, strawberry plants, Daffodil, Hyacinth, Tulip and Iris leaves are all coming up too. Most of my Crocuses, at least in the backyard, are blooming and soon I’ll have quite a variety of other spring flowers blooming. I just love spring.
Is your garden or yard coming back to life after the long cold winter?