The timing for this blog probably couldn’t be better – because as I look out at my muddy backyard, crying out for more work, I’m getting SO restless to get back to it! The blogging distracts me from my anxiousness….
Thursday’s (3/11/10) view of my ‘water feature’ – THIS is not what I had in mind!
But again, I digress…………
So, through-out the summer of 2009, with all this information banging around inside my head – I shopped! My little Sportrac was always hauling something in the back of it! Here are a few shots of some of my shopping treasures…..
One of my new ‘anchors’ in the Front garden is this Berri-Magic Holly (female/male pair). This picture was taken in September 2009 – which would explain the flowering Mums (my annual guilty pleasure) and the sherbert-flavored Snapdragons. The small Patriot Hosta in the background is a transplant from under the Redtwig Dogwood (backyard), where it never seemed to flourish. I’m hoping the new environment, plus fresh compost, will encourage renewed energy?
I’m still in the process of amending the soil. The 5” veneer of topsoil (provided by the contractor at the end of the project) didn’t go very far once I started digging the garden. I’m up to my eyeballs in clay, stones & dandelions! And as anybody in a ‘clay’ zone knows – it’s like digging up greasy concrete!! Arg! But – as I walked around the yard recently, I did spy early-season risers, so I’m stoked! And growing season 2010 is “on”!