When Heidi hears me tell Larry I'm going for a "yard walk" or ask if he wants to join me, she is always ready, assuming I will take her, too. Once things start to grow, I go out every day to see what is going on. When the time comes that there may be some weeding, trimming, or dead heading to do, I have my garden scissors and a bucket with me, so that I can take care of things as I notice them. If I have just a little time, I do a little. By being out every day, things don't get out of hand, and I keep it fun, just doing what I have the time and/0r energy to do. When it gets hot, and things are at a peak, I do get behind, but I still do the yard walks, and do what I can. I also focus on certain areas as needed at a different time from the walk.
Here are some of the pics from the last couple day's yard walks. If you want to see details, they will enlarge when clicked on.
This is the bed we started last June. The mini blind tags are helping me figure out what is coming up, and where the plants that come up later are.
Here's the new bed from the house. There is a circle of pink tulips that poked through just when I thought they were not going to. The bed was supposed to be for large growing annuals, but somehow more and more perennials kept getting planted there.
Dutch Iris about to bloom:
Does anyone know what these are?
This daffodil is in the planter in front of the house.
I think this is a pansy that stowed away in a 6 pack of violas.
The narrow part of the bed was just put in last year. I had planned on putting more plants in, because the geraniums didn't spread as much as I thought they would, but I need to wait, because we received notice our streets are going to be resurfaced, and the curbs may be replaced. I need to call the number they gave us to see if they know when, and how far in I need to remove plants.
Bed on the east side of the sidewalk:
Hyacinths from the previous bed:
West side of sidewalk:
East side of house:
Across driveway, still on east side of yard, in front of veggie garden:
A messy area near the compost pile in the veggie garden, complete with garlic that needs thinning, hollyhock seedlings, leaves, and blooming henbit:
Aerie-el from Gardener's Roost posted a walk around her place, and asked how our gardens grow, which is what inspired me to go ahead and post about my yard walks. If you click on her blog name, you'll get to it. It's the one that starts out talking about rain.