Monday, May 19, 2014

Braided Gardening

As much as I love seeing the daffodils peek through the snow and crispy leaves,  I love the mid spring flowers growing around the fading spring bulbs.

My sister - in - law told me once that her mom would have her roll all the daffodil leaves and tie them close to the ground.  Every single plant individually. 

I think about that every year when I'm ready to rid the flower beds of the thin spiked leaves.   I never seem to have the right tools when I want to clean up the beds. 

This year,  I did a simple French braid across three daffodil plants with a simple knot At the end. 

At least it's interesting.