Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette

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Yardening at Fieldhaven

Today I got outside for a little while and pulled the leaves off the cistern garden. Later I'll need to spread some topsoil or compost on it. The catnip, spearmint, chives, rhubarb, and comfrey are all sprouting. Ladybugs swarmed out of the dead leaves, and there were some worms under the litter too. I'm pleased at these signs of a healthy garden.

A few crocus are still blooming but most are done. The first daffodils are blooming. Buds on hyacinth are showing. Forsythia is starting to bloom too. Many of the shrubs are leafing out now, but the trees are just starting to open their buds.
Tags: gardening, illinois

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