Saturday, March 01, 2014
Turning the Page to March!
It's truly shocking that it is March. I was so looking forward to 2014 and somehow the last two months have been a blur of stuff that was not what I intended to do. It is now behind me and hopefully, the fun stuff is ahead.
I returned to find that the brick wall had been erected. Outside my bedroom window is still the beautiful stone wall but ABOVE that is a red brick wall that is about six feet higher then the stone wall! It looks like the Berlin Wall. I'm horrified and try not to look at it.
To add insult to injury the two story bourganvilla was ruthlessly hacked and very little is left! I'm determined to cover the red brick wall at this juncture with the fast growing fig ivy vine. I will nurture, feed, water and talk lovingly to it, if it will just cover that ugly thing in at least a year.........I did take a photo of it and when I find one of the before photos, I'll post it, possibly in the next blog. You'll be as shocked as me.
I spent time on the roof terrace yesterday trimming away the dead branches. In addition, a little pruning and while doing this I noticed that the china berry tree and the jacaranda are already starting to get leaves and blooms! Oh my, it MUST be March. It won't take but a couple of weeks with these 80 degree temps in the afternoons for everything to pop out and bloom.
It's a wonderful time of the year. New beginnings - for the garden and, maybe, even ME!