It seems as though it has taken me forever, but given my challenges this past year I am quite proud to say that my largest flower bed is now clean and ready for spring. It went from being a neglected herb garden, overtaken by mint, to the blank canvas for my spring butterfly garden. I still have much to accomplish in the next few months, but I feel so blessed to be able to garden at all.
In the twenty minutes that I was able to work today I finished off the last foot of the flowerbed, created a new bird feeder on the end of the pole next to the grapevine, trimmed the rose bush, and raked a few leaves to put into the compost bin.
I was very happy to see a couple of bees flying around today! I suppose they were attracted by the henbit that is already blooming in the grass.
I know we still have snow and ice ahead, but when the storms are over I’ll be ready to fill in this bare dirt with some lovely flowers.