Sometimes it’s discouraging to see how much we still have to do on our property. Time, funds, and energy limit us from getting it all done at once. Yet it’s so gratifying to see little bits of progress here and there! Last July, I planted a clematis and peonies along our barn and blogged about it. Well, in the course of cutting down branches from the walnut tree above, the whole clematis was ripped out the ground and appeared to die. I didn’t have much hope for it this spring. Surprise, surprise! It came back bigger and flowering this year, and one of the peonies actually bloomed too! I’m hoping the rest will bloom next year also, but I do know that they can be persnickety plants. We’ll see. For now, I’m enjoying the abundance of life and growth outside my back door while closing my eyes to the projects still awaiting completion.
Last year before the clematis was ripped up: