The last frost date here is April 25th, and I'm so impatient! I can't wait to cruise through lots of nurseries, especially a local native plant nursery I recently learned about. Unlike most years, when I buy a ton of plants that end up living in the driveway for a while since I don't really have a place for them, this year I should have plenty of space for new plants. As I mentioned in a previous post, my husband took a chain saw to a long bed of Nandina bushes in our backyard. So after the dirty work of installing some raised beds, I will have a blank canvas.
Does a blank canvas scare the %&$$% out of anyone else? I've built my herb garden and many containers from scratch, but that was on a much smaller scale than my current project.
I'm also excited, though, because I feel like this is my rite of passage to becoming a more experienced gardner. I'm going to have to accept that some plant lives are going to be lost in the process, but it's for the greater good!