Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Yard Work...Ours

Sunday was beautiful here.  Topping out in the mid-70's, I didn't want to stay in the house anymore.  After being cooped up for a week because of this cold, I just had to get out and get air...real, fresh air!  

I started as always, pulling a weed here, then there, and over there.  Then I decided to move a few plants.  So, when  the Pres came home in the midst of my digging holes, asked me what I was up to and I told him, he grimaced.  It seems I always get in trouble when I have a shovel in my hands.  That day was different...he agreed with what I was doing and where I was moving "the extras."

Actually I was quite surprised that he offered to give me a hand but I was not about to say no.  After moving plants, putting down some perennial seed and then fencing in the Hydrangeas, the Rhododendrons and the Viburnum so the deer can't get close to them, we were almost done.  Then once the Pres began heading back to the garage and I said, "Hon, want to help me dig this grass and move it somewhere where it will do better?"

We had been outside three hours already and with a haggard look on his face, he said, "Do you want to move it now or in the Spring?"  

Bursting into laughter, I said, "Did you really ask ME if I want to wait until Spring?"


Finding a spot was my dilemma.  However, the Pres found what we hope will be a perfect spot for the Japanese Blood Grass.  It should get the sun it needs and is in an area that is well drained.  Besides, I think the red tips will help accentuate the Oak-leaf Hydrangeas it is near.


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Yard Work...Ours

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12 comments:

Susie said...

JP, You have some wonderful plants. That's a long hard day gardening. I do not last that long any more. Blessings to you and Pres. xoxo, Susie

Weekend-Windup said...

Lovely colorful plants. It would be nice to see the beauty of the leaves...

only slightly confused said...

Your property must be a masterpiece.

Pamela Gordon said...

Those are beautiful shrubs. Sounds like a perfect day to do those fall chores. Has the colder weather come to you yet? We had almost 70 here on Saturday then it was only about 45 on Sunday, and yesterday and today. lol

Maria Parenti-Baldey said...

It gives me great pleasure to see beautiful shrubs and gardens. I know how much work goes into it.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

All your hard work with the yard, I'm sure, really pays off with the beauty of it all!!

elizabeth said...

I wish I enjoyed and was knowledgable of gardening!

Felicia said...

you plum wore him out JP

NC Sue said...

It's hard work, I know, but rewarding!
Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/10/along-way.html

Splendid Little Stars said...

Your oak leaf hydrangeas are beautiful!
There's something wonderful about digging in the earth and being inspired by the beauty of plants.

Lady Fi said...

Lovely colours in your garden!

Breathtaking said...

Hello!:) Such rewarding work when it's all done, and well worth the effort when your plants bloom. Lovely colourful photos!:)

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