I spent a pleasant hour outside this afternoon working on our little piece of earth. My sweet friend Lucy gave me the cutest set of gardening tools, and I could finally put them to good use. I raked, I dug, I clipped, I planted. Now I just need to wait to see if anything will grow!
There is already what I think is a narcissus that the previous tenants planted, very sweet smelling and taking center stage right now. I hope that soon it will be surrounded by tulips, gladioli, lily of the valley and roses. Oh and sunflowers, if I ever find where I put the packet of seeds. I'd also love to have a small corner of cat grass for the kitties, in the hopes that they will leave the other plants alone (wishful thinking right?).
While digging I came across this beauty, I had seen some of its smaller relatives earlier, but he (or she) gave me quite a start! But having earthworms is a good thing, so even though I am pretty squeamish I was happy to see that our garden is alive!