It’s hard to believe May is upon us. Yet, looking in my back yard, I see evidence of spring everywhere.
It’s so green! The leaves are on the trees now, and the dandelions have already had a banner year.
Beyond the fruit trees, lies my garden. Well, hopefully it will become a garden again. It’s horribly overgrown with weeds. We’ve had four weekends in a row of rain. I’m grateful for the rain, but it makes it almost impossible to get anything done outside.
The herb garden is not faring much better. There are scrub maple and mulberry trees that need to be cut out. Weeds need to be pulled.
The apple mint is taking over. I know it’s invasive, but when I planted the apple mint, I was smart about it. I had my dad cut the bottom out of a five-gallon bucket, buried it, and planted the mint in the bucket. That way, it’s roots couldn’t spread. Somehow, my buck cracked down the side, and the mint has escaped!
The wormwood is also trying to take over. I love the silvery green leaves, but I had no idea it was so invasive. If only I could figure out how to turn it into herbal wormer for the goats, I’d be in business.
My little patch of chives aren’t looking too hot. I don’t know if the mild winter was hard on them or what the problem is.
Still, they are starting to bloom.
My strawberries also have a lot of blooms. It looks like I’ll be making jam or cake soon.
Spring is certainly in full swing!
Linking to You Capture where the theme is spring.
Linking to The First of the Month. We’re following one topic throughout the year and showcasing it on the first of each month. (I know I’m a day early, but it’s going to be a hectic week.) Below is my yard on the first of January – April.