A Garden Blog About Saying Goodbye

I'm a gardener in Chicago, IL, and I'm leaving my garden behind at the end of the year - The Last Garden is about my garden's final year. Share & Enjoy.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Garden March 30, 2011

This is the only group of scilla blooming in my garden thus far. They're a bit early.

Well, slowly but steadily the weather's warming up and the flowers are coming out. For reference, this is the time I'd call very early spring - crocuses and scilla are on their way in, and some perennials are beginning to push their leaves above the surface.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Spring Clean-up

My trusty Corona BP3140 pruners, which ironically fell apart right
in the middle of this project - I used them too much and cleaned them too
little. If, unlike me, you take care of your pruners, that won't happen.

I freely admit that the spring clean up is a thing that should probably just be done and not talked too much about, but it's also true that it can be a giant intimidating project that sometimes we need a bit of inspiration for. Hence, a long series of before-and-after photos.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Garden March 21, 2011

The month of March has predictably failed to deliver on its tantalizing but ultimately false promise of sweetly scented spring days with little wisps of clouds drifting across azure skies. The 21st of this month was beautiful, though.