Driving home I was stunned by how much has happened during our week in Sweden. How my home has turned all green and lush with flowering fruit trees and flower beds in colors of a rainbow. Back in Sweden things are still very naked, grey and frosty... Far from green buds on trees and the flower bulbs are just about to see the light peeking up from the ground. What a contrast! Again!
The weather has been great, says Jay with a great sun tan all over him. He has obviously been working "top less" in the sunny weather while I've been away. It suits him. :) Today the weather is grey and chilly and a cold front is coming, but the Forsythia tree brightens up any grey day for the moment. It is in its peak and I just had to share. Isn't it bloody gorgeous???!!!
Jay has planted new strawberry plants, potatoes and some salad so far. We will hold back a bit on the rest as the weather can change dramatically in April. It is exciting to plant in our new garden boxes that Jay built last summer. The garden feel so organized and clean from weeds compared to before. My only problem is what to do with the place next to the shed as we had to cut down the pine bushes that got infected with some decease... Hmmm. Maybe I will just put pots of flowers there this year until I figure out what else to do.
Walking around in the garden feels great. I am looking forward to watch what comes up in my flower beds. The church bee hive looks so proud there in the middle in all its new paint beauty. We have some projects to do here this year. I think we will take away the sand box, the shed needs a new coat of paint and the broken window needs to be fixed. I might try and turn it into a Swedish shed in red with white corners. We'll see what the landlord thinks about that... Knowing "The Swiss" it might be hard to convince them to change color to something so "bright" and different... Having a garden like this is bliss. Bliss with lots of work. And lots of rewards.
PS You can see more pictures and read more about our garden adventures here.