Just today, Greg B came by and helped me take down the crimson clover and the kale which had both overwintered in my small raised bed gardens by the Extension office. We took a weedeater and cut them down, then took a little tiller and whisked them into the soil.
Here's a few shots of the gardens at the Extension office.
Weeping redbud to the left. Next is our less than one-year old European larch (Larix decidua 'Pendula') Next is our Redtwig dogwood just breaking bud. Last is our 'Carol Mackie' Daphne which is almost unpleasingly sweetly scented.
I am the Horticulture Agent in Pulaski County KY and the wife of a full-time farmer. My job is interesting but at home it's more interesting -- we raise hot and bell peppers for wholesale markets and mixed vegetables for the Farmers' Market. We also have several acres of strawberries and operate a CSA. Throw in a couple of kids, 2 dogs, one guinea pig, 3 cats, and a mess of chickens and we might be called a zoo.