Tuesday, March 13, 2007
We have quite a number of ornamental grasses, and they seem to like our clay soil -- so many of them are well over my head in height. The birds also enjoy them as a resting/nesting place, winter food, and more. But I am beginning to see the bright green of new leaves trying to emerge through the stalks of tans and browns, and so I donned my trusty hedge clippers, rake, wheel barrow and dove in. Whew! By the time I had cut, raked and hauled to the burn pile JUST the grasses along the front bed, my arms and hands were trembling! (More of this kind of work and I can cancel my gym membership! LOL)
Still, the day was PERFECT for this kind of activity ... and I was rewarded by the still-present perfume of the Daphne -- it acted like a form of aromatherapy -- invigorating me with each inhalation -- as though, it too, were urging me to continue my work.
Then, after removing so much leaf and stem liter, I found these tiny wild irises and Stars of Bethlehem all abloom --! Wonderful rewards for a challenging task!
I wonder what I"ll find when I get to the grasses along the drive???