May 29, 2011

and can I just add...

... that I'm REALLY fuming over this. Almost every single bud is broken off my daylilies! EVERY ONE! The yard already looks like crap this year.. and now I've got bloomless lilies.
Ugh.. seriously just... I want to scream.

disappointment in the garden...

I was going to take the boys to McDonalds for breakfast this morning.. walked outside and..


and...



Broken lily, and daylily buds all broken off..

... we didn't go to McDonalds.

May 22, 2011

clean up

Finally cleaned up the yard. We've had rain much of the last few weeks so everything was very overgrown. The dead nothing lasts forevergreen has been sawed off and hauled out the curb leaving a big bare spot out front. The front flower garden which used to look beautiful is now.. well.. not so beautiful. I'm not stressing over too much though. I hope to do the windowboxes over the next few weeks. I'm thinking about moving daylilies around.. they're easy, healthy and come back every year. If i can fill some of the awkward spots around the yard I'll be happy. Again, my goal is 'easy'.

Grass! I actually have some not so bad looking grass out there! I still have some problem areas but everything is at least green.

Veggies. Long gone are the wonderful days of ordering seeds and starting them on the sunporch. I bought 2 tomato plants, 1 bell pepper plant, 2 zukes and and eggplant (which is in a huge container). I picked up some basil and more rosemary but other than that I'm keeping it small this year. My parsley and oregano from last season are still kickin'. I was a little down at first but y'know what? Last year I hated the yard.. I hated being out there, I didn't have any time to take care of it and it was just too much to handle. This year I'm keeping it small. Small and manageable as opposed to huge and overwhelming will keep me happy until I'm finished with school and clinical rotations... even if my tomato plants were purchased at Wal-mart.