It's spring fever in the SW right now--70s, sunny, and happy plants. My citrus trees (tangerine and pink grapefruit) are budding, my 4 grapevines are bursting with leaves, as is the pomegranate tree. The peach looks about to pop too. Thought you might like to see what I get to do in a t-shirt and shorts this time of year.
I've also taken a very dark corner of the yard not used and no grass will grow in and am making a permanent cemetery. No bodies to bury, but there will be hand-crafted headstones made to look old and mossy. I need to moss up the statues that are in there. I added some ivy to climb up a dead grapevine in front of the celtic cross to help add layers of vining along with the cat's claw and bower vine. I put down some ground cover, a couple of heavenly bamboo plants that stay small, and I broke down some extra cinder blocks into chunks and am using them to cobble around the ground to give it an aged and beaten broken look. I hope to put up a wrought iron fencing that is low to the ground and the headstones here and there to look like they've been there forever, and a couple lanterns so that I can sit out on a lounge chair at night, light the lanterns, and write horror on my laptop next to my cemetery. Yeah, this is my Valetine's gift to myself, my very own graveyard.
Well, thought you might enjoy the crazy progress and the pictures above (grapevine, pomegranate).