Because of my lack of energy to do anything strenuous, I have almost completely forgotten about my garden. Luckily for me we had a lot of rain in June and July because I have barely been watering it. Its shameful to admit as a garden center manager but I just didn't give a hoot this summer about weeding or watering. I know, its terrible! Its a good thing I decided I wouldn't fuss over plants sprouting or not earlier this year because I have been doing a terrible job keeping up with my yard. This weekend I decided it was finally time to give it some over due attention and at least mow the grass.
So Sunday morning at 7, Charlotte and I got up, went for a walk and then got dirty in the garden. I pulled out a lupine that was entirely covered in aphids (really, really covered in aphids), trimmed a few forsythia bushes, mowed the lawn, pulled out dead flowers that I ignored, fertilized the remaining flowers, pulled out a really ugly rose bush and set up a new birding area. I know I did a lot in the yard but it still needs a lot of love. I didn't even touch the weeds and blackberry bushes around the back. That will have to wait for another day.
|Are we done yet Mom?|
|The untamed part of the yard. You almost need a machete to get back here.|
|Notice all the blackberry vines spilling over the fence. Its a nightmare...or gardenmare?|
|On the bright side there are some pretty shasta daisies in bloom|
|echinacea ready to bloom any week now|