Playing in the Dirt
By Morley Hunt
May 21, 2017 7:54am CST
Yesterday was the perfect day for working up the flowerbeds. Not too hot! Not too cold! Rain in the forecast, but not for today. Last week I had started to clear the weeds and dead plants from last summer, but was interrupted by my husband and his mud mowing incident. Today it was time to tackle the job, for real. A quick trip to the nearby garden center provided a few new perennials for the bed. Then it was time to sit (on my stool) and start to work. By supper time the weeds were gone, the sheep manure spread and three new hostas planted as well as some coral bells. I was simply too tired to work the sheep manure (my mothers day gift) into the soil. Now to plant a few annuals and then we can let it grow.
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It was what I asked for. I needed some fore the flowerbeds....and now I don't need to find a place for a kick-knac I need to dust...or jewelry I forget to wear....or clothes that don't fit. I was happy. I can tell everyone I got s**t for Mother's Day.
• United States
i love playin' out'n the dirt, too :) not sheep poo, jest horse, lol. gomer pile 'd lots 'f rich soil fer me to do such with. the hubs was out quite a bit 's he killed all my plants'n his supposed greenhouse he built. still lookin' fer 'nother jasmine...
• Midland, Michigan
Lovely Mother's Day gift. Yum. I've been trying to get mine weeded too. It seems every year I get some done but most of the weeds grow back before I make much progress. I was hoping to do better this year being off the one job, but I return to work this coming Friday, so maybe I can get out there again sometime this week between the rainfall that's expected. I did get a large section of weed grasses dug out a few weeks ago along with some miniature hyacinths that keep trying to overtake all my lawn along with the garden areas. And then there are always the wild violets that I allowed to stay fifteen years ago that are a pain these days too, for they grow wherever they desire. I have both bulbs and seeds to plant, but I'm sort of waiting until the thundershowers pretty much pass so they don't wash away what I plant. I did get a bleeding heart plant into the ground under my redbud tree before it rained last night.