The first days of spring yard work are not my favorite. At this moment I am in full procrastination mode. I need to be outside and attempt to finish raking up yard debris. Because of the hills on our property this task is brutal on the back. I resembled a ninety year old woman when I got out of bed this morning. I am pleased because I cleared one hill and even conquered my fear of the electric trimmer.
This hill is planted with a low growing St. Johns Wort which produces the most beautiful yellow flowers in the summer. In the foreground is Russian sage(Perovskia atriplicifolia, Russian sage, is a herbaceous perennial plant that is native to central Asia in an area that includes Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, and Tibet. In spite of the common name, Russian sage is not in the same genus as other Salvias, which are commonly called "sage".)
This is the area I am going to tackle shortly. I can't wait to get my hands back on the electric trimmer…I feel I am becoming a pro with this power tool.