Jun 28, 2009 | 4:40 AM PST
The first thing that I wanted to do was water the Poison Garden before the sun hit it. I got the two hoses hooked together and let 'er rip. You talk about dry. It seemed to take forever; it was sucking it in. Next, I hit the Herb Garden, which of course, isn't the herb garden anymore. Those volunteer impatiens have just about filled every available space. There is no way to get into it to weed out the clover that I spied popping up in the very back. The bee balms are really showing out, the hostas are huge, and the caladiums are filling their area. The elephant ears are three times bigger this year than last. I guess the weeds will have to stay until the bee balm is done. Then maybe I can sneak in through the side.
While I had the hose and the water going, I just continued around to the back and gave all the beds another drink while I was at it since it was still in the shade back there.
The shastas in the Poison Garden have really put on a show, but I really needed to cut the spent ones out, but where in the world was I supposed to put my foot? I just took it one at a time from the inside. At first I was putting them in my bucket, but that was daunting. This would take a month at this rate. I just started tossing them out onto the ground. They have gotten so big that they had flopped over, and it was a tangled mess. The done-ones mixed in with the pretty ones. I did all I could stand to do because the sun had hit the bed, and the sweat was pouring. I am definitely going to thin them out as soon as the time is right.
Next, I decided to prune the calycanthus. I examined it, and there's not one seed pod on the whole thing. I suspect that it was too dry, and they were blown off into the woods somewhere. I took it down about half, but I may go back again and whack it down some more another day.
I was done for. It was too hot to porch-sit. We did the dump-run, came back and watched a movie.
Now, you talk about nice. Our neighbor's across no-man's-land on the other side of the woods, were having a fish fry. They brought over our supper: fish, hushpuppies, fries, cole slaw, a half of a watermelon, and even a whole lemon for squeezing to boot! Aren't young people wonderful? We didn't have to do a thing except sit down and eat! I guess our egg-toting to them was well worth the effort.
I hope that everyone has a wonderful Sunday.
Jun 28, 2009 | 8:45 AM PST
You were a busy bee, glad you got done what you needed to do. Thanks for sharing the story about your neighbors bringing you dinner. It is a wonderful thing to know that there are still decent people in this world. Have a great weekend -Trinity-
Jun 28, 2009 | 7:38 AM PST
Great neighbors...funny you told this story this morning...I gathered my first corn this morning...and took my little neighbor somecorn and tomatoes...it put a smile on her face...mine too !!! Just to have some vegtables to share makes me happy. It makes me feel good to share...then we both are blessed...Have a nice day all...reba
Jun 28, 2009 | 2:08 PM PST
you got a lot done and what a nice thing for the neighbors to stop over with a nice meal for you both,yes it feels good to be nice to someone and it does not take much to make some one happy its great when you have extra and can suprise a friend or neighbor with it, it does mean a lot, thank god for the kindness of neighbors and friends :o)