I’m happy with the colors I see, hyacinths are some of my favorite early flowers because they look so perky and cheerful. I used to have dozens of them, but my arch enemies, the moles and the chipmunks, have had some memorable feasts at my expense. This year, the blue and pink bell flowers have taken over big time, I’m not sure what I want to do about it. This year I may let it go because I don’t have the energy necessary to do another massive overhaul of the side bed as I did about two years ago when I dug up and threw out all of the lily of the valley that were smothering my iris, tulips and hyacinths. It was a big undertaking and I don’t have it in me to do it this time around. My lack of energy is frustrating me, there is so much to do and I don’t have the energy to do any of it. Gardeners know how busy you can get this time of year, it is really all up to what you want your garden to look like for the summer. My gardens are going to be messy unless my husband gets our friend to help us out the way he did over the winter. That may well be the course of action, I know I’ll feel much better with Traci’s help, he and his guys do such a nice job. We’ll see, there is no point getting worked up over it now, it’s still too early to do any real work. Here in Blandford we don’t put a shovel to the earth until after Memorial Day because we can always get a serious frost. Words drilled into my head by my mother-in-law, she may have been annoying but she was right about this one thing at least.
The Laughing Housewife said:
I love hyacinth. My friend bought me one once and when it died, I planted it in a tub outside and forgot about it, and it comes up every year, along with some daffs I planted that the Hub bought me. I have never given them any care at all and the tub is a mess of weeds and grass but those flowers come up every year without fail.
That is why I adore perennials, they almost never fail you despite the long winters and the annoying weeds. I’m glad you have your little spot of color and life coming back like good friends every year.