Tuesday, March 13, 2012

What I'm Working On Today

It's been too beautiful a day today to do only indoor chores.  So, while the boys played outside, I decided to tackle my little semi-circle rock-framed garden I've neglected the last couple years.



These pictures are from after I've pulled & dug & yanked weeds, debris, grass, & ivy vines that had overtaken my little flower garden area.  I've been moving the rocks to clear the stuff growing up in between.   I don't have a before picture to show you.  But, trust me, even though I'm not finished yet this is 90% better than it was.


I used to have sage & columbine planted here.  I'm not sure if I dug them out along with the grass & weeds.  I guess we shall see soon.




What's a good way to keep ivy under control?  It's planted in a section of the yard above, but it always creeps down.  You can't see behind the vines, but there is actually a rock wall there that is about to crumble down because of the vines growing in the cracks and crevices.


I'll be sure to show an after once I get the rest of this jungle under control.



8 comments:

  1. Wow you have a big job ahead of you but just think of the end result! It will look awesome when you're done. Or if you're anything like me, you will start it and then leave it unfinished to move on to the next fun project!
    Enjoy your nice weather!!

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    1. I had to chuckle when I read your comment....because that's exactly what happened. I walked away from that project yesterday and didn't get back to it. It's another beautiful day today though, so I have no excuse not to get back to it. :)

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  2. There's nothing more delicious than getting your hands in the dirt after a long winter,is there?

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    1. Absolutely! It's so therapeutic!

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  3. We are just warming up enough to head out and tackel some of our flower beds.
    Actually can't wait to see some flowers blooming too.!:)
    have a happy day karen

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    1. I've been so anxious to start some planting, but I guess I'm still a little early. The nurseries don't really have stuff out yet. A few more weeks....but we can prep those beds, right?

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  4. Want to come work in a couple of my flower beds? Looks like you made some good progress!!!

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    1. The truth is, flower beds are not really my forte. I usually forget what the perennials look like when they first come up & I pull them up thinking they're weeds. The woman who's family lived in our house (from the time they built it in the '30s) had beautiful flowers in various beds around the house. I'm sad to say I ruined them. :( And then the last few years have been so busy with babies that the beds have been neglected. My boys are all finally old enough that I feel like I can try my hand at making some pretty spaces again...if my boys don't dig them up!

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