But a fun one, for me, because I got to dig in the dirt for several hours. I finally have just about all of my annuals planted. I have one spot that could use something, and I would like it to be a climber. I'm thinking honeysuckle, simply because we had a vine when I was young, the smell was wonderful and it was so much fun to pull the flower off and suck out the nectar. Here's the back garden, all newly planted and ready to grow. I was thinking of putting the vine on a trellis in the middle.
Closeup of part of that garden. There's some snapdragons, some petunias, a day lily and some creeping phlox that I got from my neighbor's trash heap, where he had thrown it.
I got the mailbox garden finished.
Finished the pot garden (notice I haven't cleaned out all the leaves and seeds that came down during our big wind a few days ago).
And, put a few pots on my back steps.
While I was doing that, the young man from next door was mowing the lawn for me. He uses a big John Deere mower and, after we checked with his Dad, he mowed along the edge of the lawn, pushing back the ever invading weeds. The only problem with that is that now, with that nice strip of earth, I've got the itch to plant something there, as well. We'll see. I've kind of got my hands full with the gardens I have now. I still have two of my perennial gardens to clean out, and they're a mess, which is why there have been no pictures of them.
While I was walking around, admiring the job that the young man had done, I noticed a patch of small white flowers in the border of the woods. When I checked, I found it was woodruff. It's in a precarious position, and I think I'll ask the owner of that part of the woods if I can dig them out and transplant them into my shade garden. I have some, but I just love them, because they smell so good in the Spring.
There's also this giant thing right along the edge of my lawn. I think it's alfalfa, which wouldn't be a surprise. Those of us who have horses, with blankets and other stuff that has to be brought home to be washed, know that you frequently find alfalfa growing in the oddest places. Seeds from the hay the horses eat seem to end up everywhere.
I was pretty tired after that, so I decided to read the paper. It came in an advertising bag yesterday, and, I got a big laugh out of the product that was being advertised. I'd never heard of it before, and I just have to wonder how much marketing research was done. I mean, wouldn't you laugh if you were served some Bimbo Bread?
Or, is that just my sometimes convoluted sense of humor?