After two sunny days of temps in the upper 60s so many things are growing! Time for yard work!
The cast iron plants were in need of a good trim. Usually I only remove damaged or dead leaves but this year they are receiving a crew cut!
In a week or two they will be sending up dozens of new leaves. I also took this opportunity to trim back the clumps of roots and move plants away from the paths.
The old fashioned hydrangeas received a good trim, too. They were taking over the parking area and had some snow damage. They are large and beautiful in the summer as the pictures I posted last Summer demonstrate!
I simply followed the limbs back to the strongest bud and cut. Many cuttings will be made for rooting pots!
After about three hours of work Gus says it’s time for a nap!
I agree! Or at least a grilled cheese sandwich!