Everybody keeps posting pictures of their blooming flowers, budding raspberries and well-manicured lawns.
And I felt a bit guilty not sharing all the magic happening around here.
Last year this mature rose bush was thriving. Apparently a winter's worth of cat shit buried in the surrounding soil, and then being dug and scratched at by chickens isn't the best thing for your thriving rose bush and it will cease to thrive.
Here are my peonies without peonies.
And my chicken pecked, dog-piss-laden hosta. He’s a real fighter.
My bleeding heart bush. It’s been eaten down to nubs once this year already. Talk about perseverance!
Ornamental grass. (I thought these guys were gone, then I raked all the leaves out of the bed last weekend and BOOM! There they are. I guess they’re perennials. Who knew?
Ah, my tenderly loved vegetable garden. If I can’t grow grass in the yard, at least there’s proof that I can grow grass right here. Next to the strawberries.
This looked really nice last year. You’ll just have to take my word for it.
If weeds were hard to grow, I'd be a rock star. But then I probably wouldn't have any weeds growing either, so...