Spring Will Be Early This Year!
One of my projects this year is to finish the fence line along the area we call "dog trail." It's my meadow area and I started calling it dog trail when I cut the path through the middle. It winds all the way around the back of our 5 acres and across the 5 acres of our pastor who lives next door to us on our west side. It gave him a fun place to walk his dogs everyday.
The problem is the neighbors to the east (left in the photo) are complete slobs. I mean really, really bad! The row of trees on the right borders what we call the "east lawn" of the front yard and blocks the bad view. We named all the areas so when my husband and are discussing what needs to be done we know which area we're talking about.
For the past few years I have been planting along the far east fence line (to the left) in the hopes that you wouldn't have to see the junk from my beautiful and serene meadow. Two years ago I planted about 25 Chinese Elms and Siberian Pea Hedge plus about 5 or six evergreens. Last year saw the addition of another 25 Chinese Elms and 25 Siberian Pea Hedges (both super fast growers.) This year I already have another 25 Pea Hedges ordered and money saved for another 10 evergreens.
This is a small part of the east lawn with the meadow behind it...
Tomorrow I'll be placing my seed orders and will possibly start shipping daylilies a month early. A bonus for those that live in warmer climes...
And the bonus for me is I'll have most of my "spring" work done before spring even officially arrives. Whooooeeee! With 5 acres - three in gardens - that is HUGE!!!
How many of you have started working outside in the garden??