Thursday, May 10, 2007

My garden is stunning

Well, my husband and I have been working in the garden for two days now. My nails are ruined, my hands tingle from nettle rash, I have black spots on my pants from the lawnmower, and grease from cleaning the barbecue (I know, who cleans a barbecue? All I could think of as I scrubbed was, 'Andrea will be so proud of me!' Aren't you Andrea? hee hee!)

I ripped out weeds and transplanted plants, replanted plants, weeded some more, tore up miles of ivy, chopped ivy stems (Die plant, DIE!!) and mowed and weedwhacked and did all that great stuff that exhausts you - especially since you know that in about a week you have to start All Over Again.
Why does grass have to grow? I was thinking seriously about green cement today.
How nice.

On the left is a bare wall. It was like the wall facing it - covered with ivy. We removed it. Now we have to do the other side. Ivy is pretty, but it has a bad habit of not knowing when to stop. If we let it, it will take over the world. There is a rabbit hutch under the ivy just behind my flower bed. It's a little brick hut, and very cute, but you can't see it any more.

And what happens when you finish working on the garden? You go inside, lol. Well, it was getting very hot and buggy and the grass and nettles were in our clothes and itching. So we didn't hang out in the garden going 'ohhhh!'

We do, however. Here are some pictures of my sister, my daughter, and I hanging out in the garden on a summer night.

Oh wait, that's Versailles!


Bernita said...

Fresh comfrey often sooths nettle rash.

Sam said...

OK - if I had any idea what comfrey is, lol.

Off to Wikipedia. What would I do without my Wiki??

Thanks Bernita!

Oopsy Daisy said...

Don't feel bad Sam, I had no idea what nettles were, much less comfrey!

I am so in awe of your garden! It looks so lush and green and large! I don't envy you pulling ivy though, I've done that before. ugh...

Bonita said...

Your garden is gorgeous, so luxurious and green (or verdant, as Rachel Ray would say -- LOL)!

Wynn Bexton said...

Lovely garden. And thanks for sharing the pix. I like gardening but only have balcony plants to tend. But today I walked the neighbourhood and enjoyed looking at the blossoming flowers and shrubs. Lilac time here on the Coast.

ERiCA said...

Ooohh, nice garden! Ours sucks. We did go to Wal-Mart last night (evil place, but we're cheap) and buy a plant for our front porch. Does that get us maybe half a point? ;)

Gabriele C. said...

That's a very beautiful garden.

I planted lots of geraniums, fuchsias and daisies on my balcony. Between them and the herbs there's scarcely space for a chair, lol.

One of the daisies is fun. When I bought it, it had some white flowers just like daisies should, but all the news ones that pop up are lavender coloured.

Anonymous said...

Hm. I've spent about the same amount of time and have suffered similar injuries, but mine absolutely does not look like that! (Yours or the Versaille!)

Nettle shoots are edible. What better way to torture the little buggers than to steam their heads and eat them with soy sauce on rice!