Since last weekend was nice and warm, I decided it was time to give the garden a shave and haircut.
This annual ritual of trimming back all of last year's plant growth usually begins sometime in mid-February to early March. The timing varies depending on the weather and the availability of a little extra time. I usually work on the front yard one weekend and the backyard another weekend. There is no huge rush to clear off the old growth, so I can take my time. I actually started on the front yard last month by removing all of the gayfeather stalks because I did not want any more seeds to scatter. Click here for a look at the gayfeather glowing in the afternoon sun.