Thursday, August 9, 2012
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Now I am much happier.
So, back to gardening!
Yesterday I toiled away at the front yard .. completing the removal of invasive perennials that I’d let grow just to keep the area green in an easy manner. Time to make changes and remove them. Make room for more natural and still drought resistant type plantings.
All pulled, dug, cleared & clipped and then top dressed with tree chippings to keep down the weeds and keep moisture in. I didn’t take a before picture, thought of it too late. But I will take an after picture. This area will look a little bare .. I intend to pick up some woodland type plants, ferns, etc. and plant them there.
Then I began the task of pruning one of the two lilac trees that are on either side of our driveway. For hours I clipped away at dry branches and overgrown trunks. Some branches had grown about 4 feet over the tops of nearby cedar & bamboo plants.
At the end, I was much happier. Noticed the chickadees flying through … and thought, oh no, they’ve lost some perching branches. But .. looking around, I see thousands more of branches in our yard for them to perch in. You see, I love the wild and natural look and am happy that there are zillions of hiding places for my winged friends.
Now the light comes through for the plants and they will grow even more!
Spent a few hours clipping away at the branches, so that they would fit in my Rubbermaid containers, nice and tidy, so I can take them to the local municipal yard for them to compost.
And so I arranged the 3 large yard bags and 5 Rubbermaid containers into my little Echo. How did I do this, you may ask? Well, I pushed, shoved, squeezed and forced them all to stay in the car. Even had one of the yard bags on the front passenger seat. Ha ha ha …. It did look a little funny, but I was able to load the car up.
And this morning, first thing, I drove to the yard and offloaded them. Now they will be chipped and mulched and be part of the garden dressing in the municipality. No waste.
So now .. for the rest of the day, I can play in the back yard and be creative. I’ll share that tomorrow!
And also for now I can enjoy a lovely mug of Yorkshire tea .. made with the loose leaves … such a very delicious treat.