It happened this week—Tuesday night. I started the lawn mower for the first time in the spring of 2017.
It was a bit of an ordeal. It took something like 25 tries, but I got the mower going and completed the first mow in front.
I have not mowed in back yet—grass is much sparser there and I don’t mow that yard as often.
In the gardens this week, I have grown impressed by both Lilac and Bluebells, spring flowers that have some staying power. Magnolia came and went quickly, ditto crab apples. But Lilacs and Bluebells soldier on, as the gardens shift from early to mid spring.
It will be crisp tonight, with a minor risk of frost. But overall, the weather in Iowa has been warm. I may even water a bit tomorrow, if I can eke out a few minutes.
Anyway, I already shot some images for next week’s update, since technically this update ends on Friday, May 5. On May 6, both early Peonies and a Clematis bloomed. Stay tuned for next week’s post!