The very pleasant landscape guys came and edged and lay unfathomable yards of mulch everywhere. Things look really snazzy, at least now that this morning's snow has melted, but I will have to dedicate part of tomorrow to determining where I have shy fern, tulips, peony, camassia, baptisia, and groundcover daunted by a uniform blankets of mulch. Landscaping and Gardening are somewhat at odds with each other.
I have several tasks this spring:
1. buy and plant a narrow flowering tree to replace the crab that got et by fireblight
2. choose and plant something to go next to our freshly sealed and snazzy driveway, which will thrive, filter winds, not get too large and yet be large enough, look handsome, entice wildlife, and not be daunted or uprooted by the unused drainage culvert underneath. So, no problem there.
3. plant the 18' wide area next to the fence in the lower part of the yard, ditto everything above except there is no culvert to contend with. From last summer--
4. replace two sickly Autumn Twist azalea when they come up for sale. The new ones look fine
5. Figure out what to put under and around the white dogwood in the front bed. Dwarf Cherry Laurel? I shovel pruned the experimental gardenia that was there. It did not like our winter.