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Temporary fencing

Gus is 60 lbs of muscle which can wreck havoc on the new Spring growth and delicate leaves.

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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.

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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!

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60 lbs of Gus on top of German irises!

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It it Spring?

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!

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Many Spring plants have begun to grow and a few are blooming. I think it’s time to plant the Spring garden?

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I am loving this hellebore!

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But sometimes Gus has the right idea:

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Almost there…

The snow is slowly melting.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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