Saturday, April 6, 2013

April Chores: That was satisfying!

 It can barely can be considered Spring, but we do what we've been waiting for: cutting back and removing leaves to get ready for the compost. This medieval herb garden has mostly perennial herbs and flowers but needs at least 2 inches of compost every year. Things like calendula and agastache and datura reseed naturally while I add kale, fennel and a few annual rudebeckia and other vegetables. Thyme, lemonbalm, lovage, cimicifuga racemosa, oregano, lanium, chives, egyptian onions, baptisia, dill all take part every year.              

The wind was wicked today, and defeated all my doings but with limited time and family plans you have to do what you can when you can. I still love the structure of the boxwoods we put in three years ago and hope to add more by propagating cuttings this year.
Got to go, the compost is being delivered! Larry from Estabrooks is on his way...that means ten minutes!

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