Gus is 60 lbs of muscle which can wreck havoc on the new Spring growth and delicate leaves.
In an effort to guide him away from the perennial beds I use 2 foot tall temporary fencing. I place it along most beds but leave him areas as straight runs such as along the azaleas.
They are dark green so they blend in with the landscape once things leaf out and also provide support for those floppy day lilies.
If I didn’t do this simple step I would find this!
60 lbs of Gus on top of German irises!
A very noisy thunderstorm moved through the area about 5:30 am and woke everyone up! A thunderstorm in Winter?
Today’s temperature is a result of that warm and moist air and is very enjoyable!
Many Spring plants have begun to grow and a few are blooming. I think it’s time to plant the Spring garden?
I am loving this hellebore!
But sometimes Gus has the right idea:
The snow is slowly melting.
The temperature should reach 62f by tomorrow! Wow! That should melt the remainder of the snow!
Gus is still on vacation! He thinks you should take it easy today!
I am sure there is some garden work to do? The freezing and thawing of the ground usually heaves a brick or two out of place. The gutters are probably in need of cleaning, too!
Today will be a good day for an iced double mocha latte at Cup-A-Joe while the snow melts. Relax and read the paper out the recycle bin and chat with people I know.
Tomorrow will be a better day to do yard work if the rain holds off with the warm temps in the 60s.