The title of this post makes me thing of the Heinz ketchup advertisements from the 70's: a family sitting 'round the dinner table waiting for the ketchup to come out of the bottle. I'm not waiting on a condiment, though, I'm so anxious for spring. Today was my first day out in the yard, it was probably only 50 degrees but the sun was bright and it felt glorious. I stuck to the south side of the house so I was plenty warm and even worked up a bit of a sweat with my labors.
I was able to entirely clear the one side of the garden of all the old leaves and twigs that found their way there over the winter. Unfortunately, I couldn't remove the evergreen arrangements from the containers as the soil inside is still frozen and they were stuck fast. Hopefully within a few days things will thaw out and I'll be able to get rid of them, they're looking a bit worse for the wear and I'm ready to see color. Bulbs. Spring flowers.
If tomorrow is as warm as today I'll work on clearing the front flower beds. I left quite a few perennials standing for winter interest last fall so need to do quite a bit of work, cutting them back and getting rid of the debris, but at this time of year it's absolutely welcome- any excuse to be outside is wonderful. Welcome spring!