Crocuses that looked so pretty a week ago have slammed shut.
The biting March wind is both a blessing and a curse. It helps dry the soggy ground. It turns dry leaves into wild whirligigs.
I managed to capture some leaves from under the shrubs in my garden tote this week. I dumped them in leaf pile next to the compost bin and weighed it down. During the summer the leaves will be added to the greens in the bin.
I used my little plastic rake to get under bushed and in corners, but -
no amount of wind will blow the leaves out of the azaleas. They had to be picked out by hand - one by one.