With a temperature of 68 degrees yesterday who wouldn’t take the opportunity to catch up on some weeding in the garden. The winter weeds were beginning to take over so I figured I better get a handle on it before I ended up with total mutiny. The Chickweed and Henbit are the main culprits at this time of the year along with some wild grass and a few sporatic dandelions. The picture above is the Woodland Garden before I tackled this chore.
Unfortunately I did have to clear out the leaves to get to the weeds, but it looks ten times better than it did. Plus I can always put the leaves back as a mulch until spring. I need to plant more groundcovers like Sweet Woodruff to help keep these weed thugs at bay in the future. Most of my early spring bulbs are starting to emerge so it was good to note what was coming up. I also worked on the Arbor Garden bed yesterday too. If the weather is nice today I will be tackling the front beds and the Rose Garden. January in the past has been our coldest month so it’s good to get a jump on some spring tasks.