to work in the garden. on my way to my parents from running errands on the southwest side of town, i passed the new hotel going up by the ballpark. can't believe how much it changes the look of things...hope it means more conventions/business downtown.
daffodils are still coming up all over....constant planting fall after fall is really beginning to pay off.
cleaned up these two beds, as well as the ones nearest the patio-tons of things appearing (i should have taken "before" pics so you could tell what a mess it was).
cut out all of last year's fruiting canes (now dead), and cut back all of the new growth from last year to about 4' from the ground (berries form on last year's new growth). this makes them more manageable and concentrates the blooms, so you really miss very little fruit.
the tree guys came through and cut out very little, and thankfully avoided damaging anything (there are little twigs all over the yard, though).
we made out much better than some neighbors-these two cottonwoods came down, as well as the maple tree behind us. double bonus, as we won't have to deal with the "cotton" or the helicopters, and the cutting garden/berry patch is completely full sun again.