Since my last post, spring has really taken over here on our little blessing from the Lord. Blossoms of yellow, white, purple and pink abound in the landscape; the Japanese maples and other trees are starting to leaf out and glimpses of new delicate leaves can now be seen! Our native moss is lush, a beautiful green and indescribably soft to the touch. Blue skies occasionally appear now and there is even a rumor that this weekend's temperatures might be warmer then it's been for a long time.Work continues on our Japanese-style garden and blessings abound there. My sibling has offered me free bamboo (they have a Japanese-style garden too) and I was able to find the evergreen huckleberry, lingonberries and trillium I wanted at not too bad a price. My best friend and I moved a statue/fountain to a new area and so the garden looks less crowded now. Still to come lots and lots more weeding, pruning, mulching, adding a few more plants and a bridge, seating area and definite paths. Oh and solar lights too.
In our other gardens -- the Asian pear bed is starting to look better--with its fresh layers of newspaper (for a weed barrier) and bark mulch. Just needs an azalea, some bulbs and a border now. Still to go is weeding the pear and apple/transitional beds (the last one being very scary as it is known to harbor some snakes---eek!).
There is some work to be done in the main garden/mini-orchard area too---and that is what I will work on this afternoon if the weather permits. Hopefully by the time my hubby gets home he will find two fully weeded and temporarily tarped raised beds (that will be used for bulbs, lavender and wildflowers), the fence for the new compost area up and maybe more. Do you think that is too unrealistic of goal to be done in just a bit over 2 hours??? LOL
A final note---as I type this, beautiful reflective Christian music is playing in the background and I am again reminded that placing my focus on the things of God and not on fallible, fallen man is the best way to live in these and all times.
"Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you." Philippians 4:8 KJV
Blessings always, aimee
- Native Pacific NW moss--homegrown even:)
- Camellia -- not homegrown but happily living here for many years now.
- Plum Tree blossoms--from one of our fruit trees
- Washington State view
Have a blessed day this Friday before Palm Sunday!