This is my first time to participate in this popular garden blogging meme, mostly because I finally remembered that it's the last day of the month. End of Month View is hosted by Helen at The Patient Gardener. Click here to visit her blog and see her EOMV and links to those of other participating garden bloggers. I'm a bit behind in my regular garden tasks this year and because of our mild winter and warm spring, the garden is ahead of where it usually is at this time of year. Having just had a long weekend during which I didn't make any field trips but stayed home and worked in my garden, there has been a bit of progress. The greenhouse is over half emptied of it's seasonal residents as the semi annual migration is now in full swing. The area in these pictures is near the greenhouse and contains the danger gardenette which looked like this in 2014
From the side.
Last fall, instead of leaving empty pots when the tender succulents came inside for the winter, the area got a bit of a makeover for winter.
I like the way it looked but learned that I don't visit this area as much in the winter so probably won't do as much this fall. At the beginning of this weekend, the area looked like this. It's scary.
A bit of weed and winter debris clean up has happened and a few plants have come out of the greenhouse. During the migration, a mealy bug infestation was discovered on a few plants, sigh. Most of the bigger plants are out but there are a few more to be dragged out. They get to stay in the shade for a few days before being placed in the direct sunlight so it doesn't look like much progress has been made. Once all the biggies are in place, filling in with the smaller plants will happen.
On the other side of this little seating area, I've given up trying to grow much in this bed. Spanish bluebells have taken over and only seem to become more numerous when I dig them out. I surrendered. They get the bed until they're done blooming then get pulled out and some of the potted bromeliads will spend the summer filling the empty space. A few have been placed already in this picture. In another week or so, all the pots will be sorted out and put in order. Okay, it might take until June's end of month view.
Can you believe that it'll be June tomorrow?