Playing in the Dirt

@Morleyhunt (19750)
Canada
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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@marlina (73882)
• Canada
21 May 17
What a MOther's day gift!
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@Morleyhunt (19750)
• Canada
21 May 17
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.
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• India
22 May 17
@Morleyhunt ha ha..But s...t will grow your flowers
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@JudyEv (123433)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 May 17
It is always satisfying to plant new seedlings and/or plants. I hope they grow well for you.
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@Morleyhunt (19750)
• Canada
22 May 17
Yesterdays rain would have given theses plants a head start.
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@JudyEv (123433)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 May 17
@Morleyhunt My mother always said you couldn't water plants in the same way that Mother Nature could. A drop of rain was much more beneficial than anything you could put on with a hose.
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@andriaperry (50716)
• United States
21 May 17
Interesting that you use sheep manure, we use horse or cow manure here. I love hosta`s but I do not have any here.
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@Morleyhunt (19750)
• Canada
21 May 17
I could have bought cow manure, but I'm partial to the sheep manure.
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@rebelann (41425)
• El Paso, Texas
21 May 17
YaY, you finally got a dry day ..... ok, drier than be4 .... to get out and enjoy the fresh air. I hope your next rainy day is a simple drizzle for a while and not enough to make you miserable. Just make sure to do a sundance or two.
@Morleyhunt (19750)
• Canada
21 May 17
Today it rained....and rained....and rained some more.
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@rebelann (41425)
• El Paso, Texas
21 May 17
If only you could send it this way @Morleyhunt it's sunny, dry and hot here.
@Morleyhunt (19750)
• Canada
22 May 17
@rebelann i wouldn't be surprised to hear everyone complain in a months time about how dry it is.
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@DWDavis (10771)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
21 May 17
Yesterday must have been a green thumb day. My wife and I went by the local nursery, owned by friends of ours, and she picked out some new shrubs and lots of flowers to plant.
@Morleyhunt (19750)
• Canada
21 May 17
I had planned to do the potting today, but the weatherman said I should stay inside...it rained almost all day.
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@DWDavis (10771)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
22 May 17
@Morleyhunt It looked like rain here all day, but nothing ever came of it. We are expecting some later this week, though.
@prashu228 (25811)
• India
21 May 17
Your day was productive, utilized it in a very nice way..have a great day
@Morleyhunt (19750)
• Canada
21 May 17
It's a good thing I did the outdoor stuff yesterday. Today has been very rainy.
@Juliaacv (30424)
• Canada
21 May 17
It was the perfect day yesterday for gardening, and today, if you get some rain, you'll have your watering all looked after.
@Morleyhunt (19750)
• Canada
21 May 17
The plants I planted have been well watered...the plants that are waiting are also well watered.
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@Susan2015 (20597)
• United States
21 May 17
Some of the weeds are really tough to get out. Never heard of coral bells before.
@Morleyhunt (19750)
• Canada
21 May 17
The flowers are dainty, but the foliage is very distinct.
• United States
26 May 17
Sounds like your garden is off to a good start
@OreoBrownie (3604)
• Elberton, Georgia
26 May 17
I can see where sheep manure would be a good gift if you enjoy planting.
@allknowing (65247)
• India
25 May 17
Do post some pictures when your garden is in full bloom.
@marguicha (94951)
• Chile
25 May 17
I am quite envious! We are nearing a cold and rainy winter and there is nothing we can do at the garden.
@jaboUK (53939)
• United Kingdom
25 May 17
That's what I've been doing for the last week - getting my garden planted. I'm not so young as I used to be and it tires me out, but I'm getting there.
@just4him (117271)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
25 May 17
I can understand why you're tired. i hope you can sit back now and enjoy the flower beds.
• United States
24 May 17
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
23 May 17
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.
@responsiveme (16360)
• India
22 May 17
A garden does need a lot of attention and you are working on it
@UncleJoe (9965)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
22 May 17
Today was a perfectly warm and sunny day for me to go to the Boardwalk Joggers Fest. I like to sit on the bench and watch them run by.
@Tampa_girl7 (25722)
• United States
21 May 17
You had a busy day
@silvermist (20100)
• India
21 May 17
@Morleyhunt You seem to have had a very busy and productive day. So now to wait for the results.