Lots of April showers to bring May flowers

Hopefully, April showers do bring May flowers. ¬†This week with all the rain we have received here in Ottawa, I am reminded of a verse I heard somewhere…

“When life seems grey,
Just think again,
No flowers bloom,
Without the rain.” ūüĆ∑

april-showers

picture from Pixabay

Spring is here, I hope

While my turkey was cooking this afternoon, I took the opportunity to get outside in the beautiful sunshine we are enjoying this weekend. ¬†Most of my yard is bare with just a few patches of snow left. ¬†I saw a few buds and stems of perennials basking in the sunshine too…

 

¬† ¬† ¬†My pond is still frozen with the plants around it covered in snow…

pond

 

A quick peek at my gardens turned into a chance to trim back some ornamental grasses that I left over the winter…

These ornamental grasses are best trimmed right now when they start to show some new growth.  Another garden chore that can be done very early is the trimming of any dead, crossing or undesirable branches on your trees.  It is much easier to do now than when the leaves emerge as you can see the shape of the tree better.

The rest of the plants are best left alone for a while yet…