This Garden Blogger's Bloom Day finds me a very happy gardener! The gardens are looking wonderful, even with the weather bouncing back and forth from hot to cold. Many plants bloomed early and some didn't bloom as long as they normally would have. It seems that my garden is back on it's normal growth schedule and I have not had any problems from low temperatures and freezes damaging the plants.
Why am I a happy gardener? That huge pile of composted mulch, leaves and manure is the reason why. My garden is coming up on a garden tour and over the years I have never seen my garden mulched. I am looking forward to seeing the garden well manicured for the first time. I normally compost everything back into my garden, but I cannot make the amount of compost I need to do such a large garden. Starting tomorrow, I will spend the next 6 weeks weeding and mulching.
I was also excited yesterday to have a window salesman visit to give us an estimate on windows. It seems that he makes garden art as a hobby and would love to put some of his art in my garden. He will be attending the garden tour to show his art work. Who knew!