I'm about to go out to my garden and start cleaning it up. I needed to see a picture of it in full bloom and looking good for incentive. It's so sad right now I'm too embarrassed to even take a picture of it. All gray and dead and nothing green in sight.
I did see a daffodil pop open up in the upper woods this morning. That's the first sign of Spring. My poor straggly forsythia bushes have put out some color. Some things do well here and some things struggle. There isn't much of a soil bed on top of these rocks.
Remember we're sitting on the pile of rocks left when the glacier stoped and started to recede. Across the street from us is what they call the unglaciated area of Wisconsin. Ancient seabeds, prairie, oak savannas.........
We have boulders. Absolutely gorgeous boulders but a lot of them, which makes it hard for some things to get roots established in the mere 6" of top soil on the ground. And, of course, some things like tulips are just a wonderful feast for our deer. So, I stick to daffodils which they don't seem to like.