Well, spring has arrived and we are starting to see signs of life outdoors again. Unfortunately the artic blast we had several weeks ago here in Texas killed all of the shrubs in our landscape out front. I lost a beautiful rosemary shrub, several Indian Hawthorns and a Loropetalum. I am still hoping that the crepe mytrle trees will come out of it without too much damage. They can always be clipped back to the ground and will regrow. It's really too early to tell. So Tom and I went to work removing all the lava rock and concrete edging, something that was here when we moved in and really not to our taste, so all was removed. We then replanted with yaupon holly and nandina and a viburnum. All of these are much more hardy and also do not require a lot of water. It was quite the job, as we are not as young as we once were, but we managed by working a few hours each day. We found quite a few large boulders and removed them also, so hopefully all will grow well in their new home.
I also have some landscaping to do on my Summer stitchery! It should help spruce up the little house in my stitchery. I am pleased with my progress this week with all the other projects going at our house.
My little house needs a tree and some lawn and a few flowers don't you think!
I always put a few of my houseplants outside for the summer. The screened in porch seems to be where my Christmas cactus loves to grow and I also moved by parsley and cilantro from under the grow light out to the porch! I just love this time of year!