I got to play in the dirt today! Since my oncologist warned me to stay out of the sun and make sure to wear gloves when gardening to avoid picking up any pathogens, I donned my long sleeved, turtleneck shirt, my wide brimmed hat, and gardening gloves and went out to battle the weeds that took over our little garden patch this winter. It was a lovely day, albeit a little breezy, and not too hot since the clouds kept the sun hidden off and on all morning.
Mr. G trimmed some dead wood from the trees and shrubs, whacked weeds with the weed whacker and mowed the back yard while I tackled the weeds in the herb and flower bed. I managed to reclaim a portion of the bed and rescue the echinacea, monarda, calendula, achillea, rosebush and some other odds and ends from the clutches of the the vines and weeds that were trying to choke the life out of them. This is how it looked when I began:
There is still a lot of weeding that needs to be done so we're hoping the rain holds off long enough to make some more headway. I might even get around to cleaning up the veggie beds to get them ready for the eggplants, squash, tomatoes and bush beans I plan to set out after the last frost date. Spring is definitely in the air, and it's most welcome to stay around a while.