Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Garden day

Yesterday, I took the clippers out and started to trip the forsythia bush in the front lawn. It had gotten so big it was taking over the small space. My husband ended up cutting it ALL back, now there is just a stump. It will grow back, never fear - and it will be a nice, tame bush for a couple years.
But I ended up weeding, raking, planting and trimming. I itched all night with bug bites and nettle stings. Here is a picture of the space where the tree was, and the stump with a boar's skull on it (very Lord of the Flies). (Or redneck - whatever.)

But after the flowers I planted grow, this will be a mass of bright colors (I made sure to add marigolds to the seed mix - if nothing else grows, they will, lol.)

Then today, I started to mow the lawn in the back, and since I can't start something and not finish, I finished the whole lawn, then weedwhacked, trimmed, weeded, and cut the nettles under the fig tree. Now I am again covered with nettle rash and bug bites, and looking forward to another night tossing and turning...and itching. But doesn't the garden look nice?


John Nez said...

Looks lovely... very inviting.

No doubt the sense of accomplishment will outweigh the bug bites and sore muscles.

As all hard working peasants know, 'work is the opium of the masses'.

Now the only question is... do you have the strength leftover to do up a formal dinner to serve outside?



Gabriele C. said...

Very pretty garden indeed. Now let's hope for a nice, warm summer without thunderstorms to enjoy the place.

Oopsy Daisy said...

You may be bitten with bugs, but I am bitten with envy! Your garden is so pretty and inviting looking. Instead of sitting here on the computer I should be out wedding my flowers and veggies. I keeo thinking about the backache it would cause though.

Rosie said...

Looks ready for a book and a glass of wine! Beautiful.

Bonita said...

I always love to see pictures of your garden. Thanks for sharing with us.

Bernita said...

Oh, yes!Lovely!
Nothing like stone and green and a touch of colour for a garden.

H said...

If I had a garden that looked like that, I would set up a tent and live there forever. It's gorgeous.

Rhian / Crowwoman said...

ooooh pretty! i'm jealous.

Sam said...

Aww! Thanks everyone! and like John says, work is like opium - can't do without it.

And today I just sat and sat.