The hellebores have flower buds, they are only three inches tall
and are a welcome sign of spring.
The weather has been dry and above freezing, perfect to start some spring pruning.
But this year the pruning is on a very large scale.
A Manitoba Maple in the backyard had to be removed,
it was diseased and the bottom half of the large blue spruce in the front yard died.
Remember when you buy that cute little spruce how big it will get when it is mature.
As you can see this spruce was planted too close to the house.
The front window is almost completely covered by tree.
Hubby cut the dead and lower branches off.
It looks as if some giant has taken a bite out of the tree.
He suggests cutting the other side to match.
I am not willing to have a large lollipop tree in the front yard.
It will have to come down.
Are you sure he asks.
It is one of sunniest places on the property
and I can grow all kinds of sun loving plants.
Four pickup truck loads later the tree is gone,
but the weather has turned nasty and it snowed again.
My plans are on hold.
I forced some early flowering iris and they have started to bloom.
A small compensation for not being able to play in the garden.
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful day.