I just enjoyed walking around the yard, taking stock of what’s what while marveling that it wasn’t raining! Right now it’s 70 degrees F.! Just gorgeous. I wanted to show you the results of my trying to create a bit of order from the chaos created by Mother Nature recently. Here is one of our Rio Samba rosebushes. I pruned the three we have so they’ll bloom again in a couple of weeks. You can also see the tarp that is hopefully preserving the potting soil we removed from one of the two planters that collapsed. We are trying to gear up for rebuilding these ourselves, since the only estimate we’ve been able to get from an actual bricklayer was WAAAAAY too high.
Here you see one of the planters I weeded, cleaned out, and pruned. You can see I need to weed whack next….
The second of the trio planters between our front yard and the driveway.
And this is the third planter. These are end-to-end .
And another. We have 14 planters we built 30 years ago. We live on top of a ridge line, so what soil there is was trucked in when we had the house built. With the potting soil and an irrigation system, we are able to grow the flowers we love.
This is one view off the deck. We have lots of wave petunias and periwinkles on the deck this year. You can see our view in one direction. We love to pretend we own all this.
Here’s a view the other direction.
Some Impatiens on the front porch.
and more. You can see this planter needs some work.
And finally, I my travels around the yard I found –
and Abby, all enjoying the screened porch on this lovely day.
I hope it’s really nice where you are, too!