Monday, April 26, 2010
So...it started out with me just wanting to pull out some wild onions and trim back the Confederate Jasmine on the fence. Then I found some kind of Jumanji vine growing into/onto everything! Had to pull that out.
There were also several small volunteer trees besides the crazy thick vine. I have to say I hadn’t been in this corner to really weed or anything in a year or so. Lesson learned – keep up with garden maintenance!
I dug up this old partially dead Hydrangea. Which I never liked very much anyway and I LOVE Hydrangeas. I have lots and lots of them. But this one was super fussy. I always had to cover it when we had a frost and I never had to do that for any of my others. So good riddance!
It took me two days to dig up that thing!
I planted another Endless Hydrangea to take it’s place. If you’re not familiar with that variety – they bloom on old AND new wood so you get blooms all season long!
Now it's 5 days later...in the spring the Azaleas are in bloom with some Daffodils (they’re already done).
Then in the summer there will be beautiful blue Hydrangea blooms along the back fence with the tall Pee Gee Hydrangea next to them (behind the lavender Azalea).
Here’s a close up of the little grouping under the mirror.
This is one of obelisks I got at Goodwill (thank you to those who suggested WD40 – that did the trick in separating them). I painted it blue. The bottom is broken on that pot but it’s still useful in the garden. It has a Hosta planted in it.
My husband said “WHAT is that thing?” LOL! That’s a cherub holding a urn. It’s been laying under the Confederate Jasmine for about 8 years! I uncovered it when I was cutting back the Jasmine. I placed it here for the time being but I think a gazing ball would be nice instead (I see a trip to Hobby Lobby in my future)!
Do you use mirrors in your garden? I have several of them here and there. I had a larger, full length, frameless one here before but people always used to scare themselves seeing their reflections LOL! I guess since it was unexpected it startled them. So I thought I’d hang a smaller one that you could really see. I think it’ll look really pretty once the Hydrangeas bloom.
I’m not done here. I still have to replace some rock in between the pavers, I want to add a few more flowers in the front and I have to edge and mulch .
But I’ve been working on this area so hard the past week that I just couldn’t wait to show you!
So that’s some of what’s been keeping me busy. I also continued painting my picket fence and planted a bunch of veggies but that’s for another post! What's been keeping you busy?