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Monday, June 15, 2009

Summertime Yard Projects

Let's face it, chicks, life is not leisurely in the summer time when you want to plant some new roses front and back, change the bark that washes out with each rain and gets blown into the neighbor's yard 1/2 block down the street when it's windy with 2 1/2 yards (that's the big machine with a scoop) of Wild Rose Mountain Stone which you and hubs will shovel out of the trailer into a wheelbarrow and put into each garden area in the front of the house, the back yard looks like Grasszilla's yard, planned trip to see granddaughter in Washington state and hubs is running for a state position, has a convention and you want that new security camera for the front door put up "on your time frame" and not "hubby's time frame!"

One of the roses I bought to put into the front rose garden.

The "grasszilla" back yard. I'm hoping the quote we have asked for from a lawn service to weed and feed or whatever it needs goes easy on me or I may faint!

The first of my rose carpet on the back fence.

Another one that needs to be planted about 8 feet from the above one.

Second carpet rose we planted on other side of an archway. I have another one to plant about 8 feet from this one also.

This one will go in the rose garden in front also.

This is my neighbor to the east of me or left when looking at the front of my house. You see that tree???? It's only four years old and humongous! It's a Navajo willow or something like that, but it grows tremendously fast. It was in a 3 gallon pot when the previous owner planted it.

The honeysuckle on our garden shed is growing just fine this year.

Okay, okay, I said I was giving up on my star jasmine. I lied. I am going to try 2 more and see how it goes. If nothing else, I'll have had it for this summer and that's okay too.

Do you understand "grasszilla" yard now? Plus the guy came to see what we could do and found out we have a fungus on our pear tree (not pictured here). So we did what he said and hope it will be fine. We'll have him spray to weed and feed in a few days and then need to cut the grass down as low as possible, de-thatch, and then plant some other seed. Apparently this was a cheap seed when we had it sprayed on 4 years ago. So we'll go with a better seed this time. This stuff is pathetic.

My pathetic little garden for tomatoes, peppers and cukes. My gardenia is still alive though and that's a miracle. I haven't killed it yet.

Random Thought:

Cajun style food in any other part of the world would be called "burned and blackened!"


  1. Connie you garden is going to be so pretty once they all start flowering

  2. Busy, busy girl. It is fun though. Nothing like a garden to make one feel regal, however small. I love your spirit. Blessings

  3. It's nthat time of year, when gardens call out to you, isnt it? So much to do, never enough time to do it.
    I love your roses, and how good that you can get DA over there. He is my favourite grower.

  4. Oh Connie all your efforts are so great... The roses are beautiful and I am sure the rest will come along... Your back yard is shaping up beautifully...Stay safe on your trip to Washington... One of my favorite states...


  5. Connie:

    I have actually found some time this morning and thought I would visit a few of my favorite blogs.

    I have been so busy but I really miss keeping up with everyone's posts.

    I think of it as having a neighborhood of good friends. I gave some thought to stop having a blog or visiting and your blog was the first one that came to mind as how much I would miss coming to visit. I love to read your thoughts and I think you are a very special lady.

    I will hopefully get back to having time for blogging as soon as we get our home and yard in shape too!

    I think your yard look pretty nice.

    Have a Wonderful Week!
    The Raggedy Girl

  6. Will you come to my place and spruce it up?

  7. Look'n good, Chick! Lot's of hard work will surely payoff in the later months of summer. I'm just happy my flowers are growing.

    Great job on the lesson yesterday! Very well done.


  8. Wow! Nice garden...
    It's really good when you have time and place for things that you like =)))

  9. I love roses. I wish we could grow them here but all we have is clay, and it's beyond hot. It's ridiculous. The only thing that grows here is cactus. :)

  10. Hello Connie; you sure are a busy little bee. I don't think your back yard looks that bad, I have seen some that would take a jungle guide to whack through it.... lol Love you beautiful plants.... just gorgeous.

    thanks for sharing.



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