Yesterday morning I continued the clean up alongside the potting shed wall.
This where my mint grows. Twice a year I do a big clean up and cutting back. It grows all the way along the wall and beneath the little bench under the window.I just have to keep it in check because being mint its sole aim in life is to take over your whole garden. Forget the plant it in a pot thing. I am willing to go the extra distance just to have that wonderful smell as I step in through the door. Also we are big lamb fans over here and what is lamb without mint sauce. Now that the area is cleared I brought the calamondin out of the shed and I think it might have found a new home. It adds a little glamor to a bare spot.
Just around the corner the bare trellis is waiting for a vine. I had reasonable success last year with the cardinal vine so I think I will try it again. Unfortunately the wall doesn't receive sun until the late afternoon so it isn't the perfect place. At the foot are growing a blanket flower, skullcap and feather grass; nature's own plantings.
The first larkspur is blooming.
And the night scented stocks which I rescued from the half price table at Lowes in the fall have proved their worth. Stocks have always been one of my favorite spring flowers. These ones are rather small unlike the ones I started from seed last year.
They even survived the summer's terrible heat. The gazania alongside is also from last year. It is blooming super early due to the mild winter.
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