|Purple (after the) Rain (Photo credit: bcmom)|
The trees are all ready to leaf out, and the plants in the front flower bed are starting to come up. Now is probably the perfect time to go out and dig up everything I don't want to grow again or at least pull out the dead plants left over from last year - before everything goes crazy like it does every summer. See, I really don't know much about plants, really could have used an expert landscaper north bay to plan our landscape 'design' here. Instead I just planted various things. Some of them took off and took over, and some of them were choked out by those that took over. The ones that took over would be nice, in smaller doses.
There have been several times I have gone out and just started pulling things. I ended up with piles of stems, leaves, and plant parts, and I always worry that I'll pull out something that I really want to keep, like the plants that get those gorgeous purple flowers pictured above. See, I never remember what the plant looks like. With all that pulling, you'd think they couldn't survive, but by the time they start growing again, you can't tell I did anything. Maybe it's a good thing that these plants are hard to kill, because I'm not the kind of person to have plants that need lots of care.
And, yes, I've talked to one of my plant expert friends, but I never listen to what she tells me. It's probably because I don't really understand what she's trying to tell me... It would be so much easier to call somebody like the landscape design north bay guys and get some professional help. They make things look so pretty!