Well tax season is finally over. And my to do list has piled to overwhelming lengths. One thing I am pretty sure, there will be no new garden sections for a while. I have finally realized how massive they are becoming. I used to have more energy but my 40th birthday is next week.....and I am trying to pretend it's not. I forget a lot this is a hobby.... and when it stops being fun, it stops being a hobby. The only thing I am opting to do is to make reachable goals to get it (and me) back into shape. Even as messy as it is, it is really pretty this time of year. Throughout this post, I will be posting the chores......
You know I have gained an appreciation for weeds and wildflowers. Number one, I don't have to take care of them. The clover and the purple flowers along the drive.
My husband was sweet enough to mow with the tractor. First thing on my to do list is by a riding mower. Yesterday, just mowing the front of the house and the back rose garden took hours.
The ornamental trees need to have the weeds from around it pull.
Of course, the top of this list is really finishing the peacock. This one should be taking pretty good shape soon. Next step is to till the tail. I want to level out the dirt. Then screen the bottom...with cardboards? and fill it. Then screen the remaining bird and intertwine the confederate jasmine. Hopefully, I can get my husband to till it next week if it ever stops raining.
Clover close up
The tail had been killed with touchstone but if I don't till soon the weeds will start growing back
I have not quite unleashed the conferderate jasmine yet but it seems to be doing fine
I don't think it will take very long to fill in.
Tail from the back of the bird
Starting to bloom a bit
Yellow flowering weeds growing around the perimeter of the tail.
My husband almost got stuck in the wildflower bed. Probably will not mow it.
Going to replace the lanterns
Wildflower bed around the arches...my husband almost mowed over Aunt Agnes' lillie but phew...he didn't
Need to mow around the curve.
Roses near the creek need a lot of maintenance
American Climbing blaze
The climbing golden showers needs to be supported more. Perhaps running a horizontal wire between the pole and this wire.
Creek needs to be cleaned up
Knockouts along the drive needs to be weeded and reirrigated with a timer
Savannah bird girls fountain needs to be replaced
I thought the split leaf philodenderon was dead but it's coming back
Gold medallion really needs to be moved
Icebergs aren't doing too bad
Daffodils in front to the house refused to bloom
This weed behind the hydrangeas I have pulled sooo many times by the roots...keeps coming back
Encores are doing well.
Hydrangeas need to be pruned
Memphis music isn't doing well...but I think it has had too much water lately.
Joseph's coat on the side of the house. This was a dollar general rose and is doing very well.
Back rose garden....almost overrun with weeds
This is too crowded. I am giving my mom some of the japanese yew
The climbing golden showers needs to be repegged
Today's chore? Clean the pool and put back the fountain.
Weeds over run a lot of the rose garden and its screened!
Need to finish the pathways.
Tomorrow's chore maybe to pull weeds
Need to finish this section
Mow around the azaleas, camellias and crepe myrtles
So many container plants...and many plants that need to go in the ground
Greenhouse needs to be repaired
These I have cut down but popcorn trees are fast trees
The weeds under Aurora need to be pulled and the mexican heather that I left the tops on need to be cut.
This only a part of my to do list