Good Evening Everyone!
You might remember that back in the Spring I told you
Lehmer and I were killing my overgrown (30+ years old)
flower beds. Well, it was a lengthy process and Lehmer
did most of the hard work. It is really strange to look
at the beds now and see vast areas of mulch. I did
plant a few perennials and will do more in the fall,
but now it is too hot and dry to do more.
Even though it looks very sparse indeed, it looks better
than the weed infested snarl of plants that was there.
It broke my heart not to dig up and save dozens of
mature perennials, but you know what, if I didn't
work I could have done that, but sometimes you just
have to give in and say "I just can't do it all" and
that is what I did. Now, it is so nice to be able to
walk in the beds and deadhead the plants without
fear of the dreaded copperhead moccasin which
is abundant in our area.
As promised, here are some pictures. Do you like
to decorate your gardens? I do.
I think it is a very similar thing. I've been collecting
garden "stuff" for years and love moving it around
the garden every spring. The only difference between
decorating inside and outside, is that I like colonial
colors inside, but outside I like pinks, whites, and blues.
Here goes ~~~~
Boxes and boxes of stitched models are stored
in the little shed.
Mint for my tea. I found out many years ago
that mint needs to be confined to a pot.
The upstairs of the garage is where I store most
of my inventory and other Homespun Elegance
stuff. I make dozens of trips up and down
those stairs every week. You would think I
would lose some weight.
Now you can see where I spent a lot of time
this Spring. With this heat we are dealing with,
I only go out when I have to and that is to
water my poor plants.
Anyway, there it is. By next summer I will have
filled in with some more plants in the two beds
and it will look a lot better.
Hope you enjoyed my little garden tour.
Many Happy Stitches,