Gardening With Babysteps

This past Sunday was nice weather for a change here in the Midwest. I had a spot in the front of my house that needed a new shrub. Because the area only gets a few hours of sun in the morning I was limited to what I could plant.

When I went to Lowes there were so many beautiful flowers calling me to take them home. My goal was to buy one shrub and some mulch to go around it.

This year I plan on doing one project at a time from start to finish. Usually I have grand ideas and go from project to project, rarely completing any of them.

I’m proud to say I bought one Azalea plant and two bags of mulch. I came home and planted it, spread the mulch, cleaned off the tools, and put them away. That felt good!

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It’s an Encore Azalea named “Autumn Twist”. It’s suppose to bloom in the spring and again late summer into fall. We’ll wait and see what happens.

Now that it is raining again I will have to wait to do my next project outside. As they say, April showers bring May flowers. Hopefully they won’t bring May floods.

Happy gardening.

Janice (new blog post 4/28)