The garden this morning. Sunny day, skipping my cares away.
I think I am finally improving. I have modified my physical therapy exercises to do those that help and change those that don't. I have been able to work out on my stationary bike without it bothering my back. I began to take short walks. Now, in the last few days, I have been able to go back to my two mile walks. I'm not "skipping" my cares away. My back is still stiff and standing up really straight is not happening, and I am relying on my walking stick for stability, but I'm walking again.
Then yesterday I got down in the garden dirt for the first time in a month. I spent two hours, with a rest break, clipping off the old fronds on the sword ferns, a job I started over a month ago.
The new fronds are beginning to unfurl.
There is so much going on in the garden right now, especially down low to the ground.
The primroses have been especially beautiful this year.
All of the primroses I have in the ground started out in the porch pots, like these.
Each year I plant the potted plants out in the garden when I put in the summer flowers. Most of them come back.
Violets are thriving and spreading.
Daffodils are still blooming in the colder lower garden.
And in the upper garden, it's happening! Tulip Time is beginning!
Tom is moving his bonsai trees out from under winter shelter, grooming them, and putting them back on display.
This is my job for today, working on shaping up the succulent pots, trimming, sorting out plants that need to be replaced, re-potting some, making them ready for display on the patio later in the month.
It feels great to be outside, working in the spring garden. I just have to remember not to overdo it.