Yesterday ended up being another surprisingly mild day. I took my two little gardeners out and we did some cleanup. We cleaned out all of the raised beds, did some minor weeding and my daughter even found some potatoes. The red potatoes were pretty small, so she cut them up and replanted them in the area that the tomatoes will be in. On the trellis behind the raised bed is a clematis. It makes a boring wood fence very colorful in the summer. I also cleaned around the blueberry bushes. I'm pretty sure I will have to move a couple out, because they aren't going to have enough room.
I think I'll wait until fall since I can see flower buds forming on them already.
I've been working on enlarging this corner bed. There had been a compost bin here, so the soil in this area should be really good for planting. I haven't quite decided what all will go in. I've put up a trellis for the sweet peas and a variegated hydrangea is already there. I'm still thinking I may make this a small cutting garden, and possibly have a few herbs at the front. You can see one of my very professional blue plastic shovels here.
I also spent a lot of time raking out the flower beds along the pathway. Everything is looking good there as well.The winter hazel 'Buttercup' has lots of buds on it as does the camellia japonica 'Marie Bracey'.
I ran out to take these pictures this morning and it had just rained. I see now that the sun is coming back out and I can hear the chickadees singing. Hopefully it'll be another good day for some more cleanup in the front yard.