I hope everyone got to enjoy some time outside Saturday, looks like mostly rain today, but hopefully we'll have some sunshine on Memorial Day.
I got one part of a project finished up today and the rain is going to start the seed perfectly. Typically I don't install grass, but in this backyard that had gotten a bit out of control, I made an exception. Previously owned by a Master Gardener, the current homeowner wanted a simpler landscape, including a vegetable garden and a bit more lawn.
On Memorial Day we'll take time to remember those we have lost in our countries service and all of those who have gone before us. Maybe you'll attend a community remembrance service (Metro, North Central, Quad Cities), plant a memorial tree, visit a cemetery or just quietly reflect on the memories of time spent with loved ones no longer with us.
In addition, lots of grills will be barbequing delicious meals at family or friendly gatherings. Many campgrounds will be filled as people enjoy a long weekend and the unofficial start of summer. If you are camping, I encourage you to find a trail, or take the unbeaten path, and enjoy some wildflowers and other magic of the woods.
Have a great week!