Yard werk.

Top: A work in progress. Bottom (left to right): Every gardener needs a machete!, Stella checking out our new pear tree, I have a seed hording problem.
Well it's that time again! Though this time seems to be earlier than most years - hello warmest February ever. Sheesh. This sunny weather has been putting me into yard/garden overdrive these days. Every weekend has had at least one full day of yard work. I even got sun burned the other day - WTF Seattle? I thought I would have a few more weeks of hibernation, guess not. So in preparation of growing season 2015, here's what I've been up to lately.

Here's what's been done:
Pruned fig tree and grape vines
Pruned and re-strung raspberries
Pruned camellia, hydrangeas, pine tree and rhodies (thanks Aunt Susan!)
Cleaned up peony bed and added two more bushes (yay!)
Added strawberries to the herb bed
Planted 3 apple trees along fence line
Planted 1 three-in-one pear tree on east side of house (how genius is that! self-pollinating.)
Planted round 1 of seeds near herb bed
Made a bad ass hippie stick art thing
Added landscape rocks to end of herb bed to make it look more finished
Picked up 10 bags of moo doo for veggies - highly recommend Sayers Fuel on Rainier

Here's what's left to do:
Buy blueberries for the blueberry patch - getting these bad boys at the Seattle Tilth Edible Plant Sale on March 14!
Straw bale garden alongside the shed - too lazy to make a real garden bed this year, so this will do
Figure out where to plant my 3 new dahlias
Prune plum tree
Finish veggie garden layout
Plant more seeds!
Make more fun hippie stick art!

Phew! That's it for now. What have you been up to in your yard these days?