I hope that everyone enjoyed a lovely Easter Sunday with family and friends. Though none of our daughters or my grandson were home this weekend, all four of our parents were able to join us for Easter dinner and we really enjoyed the day. The weather cooperated with above average, spring temperatures and lots of sun. The flowers above were given to us by Charlie’s parents…I love that sunny yellow.
I even managed to do a bit of puttering around the deck. This poor little rhododendron! I’m hoping some amended, acidic soil and a healthy dose of fertilizer will energize the poor thing…though I’m told it blooms every year. I slaughtered gently removed another shrub that had been planted too close to Rhodie and was intertwined throughout her spindly branches. From a distance, you can still see the faint outline of a “bed”, so it should be fairly easy to work the soil. I borrowed my Dad’s edger and hope to make a nice bed here. You can’t tell from this photo, but Rhodie is planted on a bit of a slope, so we’ll use some timber or rocks to level the bed when I get it worked up.