A few days ago, I went out to the garden to rake, weed and clean up the flower bed.
I was so happy to be outdoors, enjoying the fine weather.
It was delightful to find that my climbing roses, and poppy survived the winter. I even discovered a new leafy plant - I hope it's not a weed!
There's still amending the soil, dividing and moving plants. And overseeding the lawn - a job for Mr. O to tackle.
And although I spent two hours in the yard; working hard to clear up all the leaves and removing old blooms. I must admit, it was time well spent.
Once inside the house, I took out my gardening books. This is where the planning and magic begins!
I'm so inspired.
What perennials will I plant this year?
Peonies? Daisies? Aster? Lavender?
And to think it was just a plain backyard nine years ago. I have no regrets creating a small garden - expanding the borders and adding new plants every year.
Now, It has grown to be a patch of heaven.
Slowly, it is becoming my dream garden.