Gardening information for zone 6 Ohio in neutral clay soil. The backbone of my gardens Hosta, Heather,
Heuchera, flowering shrubs, perennials, ground covers, conifers, and trees.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Keeping Rain Away

It's really great to have Spring so near and see the growth of my early flowers up out of the ground. Before I know it we'll have some blooms. As of now this has been one dreary winter season. I'm very fortunate in my zone 5/6 to have my patio cover that I can still go out under during the bad weather. I had the contractor pretty much close this in without actually adding a room. It's walled on the one side and the front side is white vinyl fencing with blinds above and it keeps out the snow and rain both. Makes it ideal to keep the Yorkies under so they aren't out in the rain and snow.
Snapped a photo yesterday as I was out doing some of the leaf cleanup I leave down over the winter for plant protection. I love sitting out under there in the rain and hear it hitting the cover. I figure next week I'll be able to get down to some serious pruning for the season and be ready for enjoyment of the rest of the growing season. Happy gardening.

6 comments:

Fishtail Cottage said...

Thanks for popping over….when a rose looks good (flowering & w/out disease) there is nothing better…i lost a few roses last year in the garden – so had to replace those with more (hope these ones will do the trick) lol….I will be sure to post about them again within the next few months!!!

xoox, Tracie

Raffaella said...

Great... "see" you soon...

Clytie said...

I too have been longing for spring. Sigh - maybe soon?

Casa Mariposa said...

Your patio cover would look great with some big pots of colorful annuals next to the walls. Lantana and zinnias would really bring in the butterflies. :o)

milka said...

Glad to see you're back. Hoping to see your garden soon :)

GirlSprout said...

I can empathize. My garden has been doing much either. Hope it starts feeling like spring soon!