Are you ready to stroll? Join me as I show you the fruits of my labor, the source of my pain... and one of my most uncontrollable passions. Gardening.
|How appropriate is this? Thunder and Zoey on a stroll|
White columbine... so pretty. But wait, there's more... much more.
|couldn't you just eat these?!|
Pansies with their pretty little faces. Good thing I covered up the cat shit with the mulch, you're welcome ;o)
Geum... the beautiful Mrs. Bradshaw
Joseph's Coat, I believe
Wine and Roses Weigela (in the wind)
Oh! If you could only smell these fragrant white flags (iris)
Sedums, one of my favorite plant species
An enormous Silver Maple in our front yard. See the metal rod holding the twins together? Hopefully, it stays intact or it will smash our living room :/ I cannot bring myself to cut down any trees... they speak to my soul.
My sweet girl, Zoey
Clematis, the exquisite Miss Bateman
Now for some
Well this all kinda makes him cringe. Since I have some body aches that are tending to get worse, I gave it some thought and began to think that maybe with the edges it might look a little more complete and perhaps easier to maintain and my mulch wouldn't get mowed away. It only took the words well maybe... and we were off to the big box store to buy edging. 2 skids of it in 2 days. He saw his chance and ran with it. Before I knew it, I was unloading tons of this shit. He didn't complain any, but wow it really wears you out. I have bursitis in my hips and they've been screaming ever since.
When we got the first section done, he had a look of such satisfaction on his face. I on the other hand wasn't as happy. I thought it looked like Disney World. Too perfect and neat. I'm not a neat and tidy girl, like I said I like it wild. Thunder the cat loves it, he thinks it's his own personal balance beam. But... it has grown on me and I did gain about 2 feet out on all my beds to plant more flowers! So here are some before and after pictures of Disney World:
|Before being caged in...|
|Before, wild and free!|
|after... ok I kinda like it. this bed needs a little work, it's kinda wonky|
|Side view before|
|side view after|
|kitchen window chaos, ok it is a little crazy but I hadn't weeded yet|
|all neat and tidy, even the sunshine likes it... meh.|
|shade bed before|
|shade bed after|
|one of my favorite little areas before|
|yeah yeah... I know|
Still lots of work to do and boy do I have some new ideas brewing that are awesome and if they happen, I can't wait to share them with you. BIG ideas.
p.s. see my greenhouse goings on here