Prune the roses. Done.
Cut the Montauk daisies (above) back to the fresh green leaves. Done.
Enjoy the pansies that have wintered over. Done.
Watch the buds forming on the dwarf quince planted last spring. Done
Admire the daffodils planted on the roof last fall. Done.
Greet the biennial hollyhocks, planted indoors from seed last year, now reappearing in healthy green clumps. Done. I expect BIG FLOWERS this year.
Must Do in the Next Two Days:
Order pansies and plant them in treewells.(Here I'm vying with Other Ellen for most glamorous gardening pose.)
Plant out chive seedlings, growing on my windowsill since early Feb.
Nip tips of zinnia seedlings on my windowsill, planted for a demo in early Feb. and now much too big to wait for May frost date.
Pull out last year's annuals.
Watch for self-sown California poppies from last year's crop.Clean around the day lilies.
Thin bachelor buttons which have self-seeded from two years ago.Cut back the cinqfoil, lavenders, hydrangea and butterfly bush.Clean out tool shed.
Distribute homemade compost.
Work on a new collage.Write two pages of my new book.