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Daffodils in a new, sunny bed

By Penny Stine

I was home at lunch a couple of days ago, so I snapped this photo of my March daffodils. They’re loving the warm weather and sunshine, as you can see.


In the summer, this flower bed is inundated with parsley and mint. There’s also some thyme in there, along with a pretty daisy and a large clump of fuchsia yarrow. The parsley and the mint kinda take over, and I always let them, because this bed used to be shady all summer, thanks to a silver maple tree that grew in the front yard.


As you can see by this pic, the silver maple is gone. It had been slowly dying for three or four years, so we put it out of its misery last fall. We planted a sensation boxelder, but it’s still pretty small. Howie the dog loves the sunny yard. At least in March. Come July he'll be hanging out under a shade tree. 

My gardening buddy, Jan of the awesome garden, pointed out this is now the sunniest spot in my yard.


Needless to say, I’m going to be digging up all the mint, which has already started to grow. Once the daffies and the tulips behind them finish blooming, I’m going to dig those up and replant them somewhere else.
The yarrow, thyme and daisies can stay. The mint and parsley are dead to me now. I’m going to put a couple of pepper plants, a cantalope and a couple of pineapple tomatillos in this valuable, sun-soaked space.
 

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