I tackled the pots on the patio, checking to see what lived through the winter and what didn't. That 17 degrees temp before Thanksgiving wiped out a lot of stuff. It looks like I'll have to start over on most of the pots.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Tom and I are stiff and sore and tired after spending most of the last two days outside in the yard. Yesterday we cut off the fronds on all of our sword ferns, shredded the fronds in the chipper/shredder, and put the shredded material down as mulch. This is just one section of the area we have covered in these native ferns. The old fronds will turn brown, so we cut them off before the new fronds start to grow. This morning we had dentist appointments, but then by 11:00 we were back outside. I rebuilt the platforms for the birdbaths, straightening them, and then cleaned and refreshed them. Tom worked through piles of debris from our trees, shredding them and putting down mulch. Then he got the lawn mowed.