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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Chickweed and Changes…

…in Tootsie’s Garden and Greenhouse.

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So I finished the weeding…filled all of these in total with chickweed…man I hate that stuff. What’s that? You don’t believe it was THAT BAD???

Well…let me prove it to ya!

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YA! That's BAD…If you can believe it…there is a lobelia border in this bed. Unfortunately…027

Now there is only 1/2 a border in this bed. I could not salvage the last part…the chickweed was way to thick…damn it! While I weeded...I had 'help'. One helper was scooping the pulled weeds into a bucket, one helper was dumping said bucket into a garbage can when it was full, and yet a third helper was giving me the most painful ponytail hairdo I have ever had! (ya it was 'fun' all the way around. Ha-ha

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Think anyone will notice that part of the border is missing??? I might have to rob the lobelia from in front of the gigantic hosta (that only gets bigger) to fill in some of the blank area…just not today. I am sick of this bed for now…(and my scalp hurts) ha-ha!

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This one across from it was just about as bad…but with other stupid weeds…Have I mentioned that I HATE weeding???

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At least it is done now…all 17 beds!

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My Peony is looking so very pretty today….the blooms don’t last so I took a couple of pics this evening…

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It has a little hint of red on the tips of the petals…so dainty.

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Thank Goodness I took those photos…cuz it started to hail…and rain and hail some more…then downpour…and rain…thunder and lightening…and rain…it did some damage!

What else did I do the last few days?

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played it safe and painted the greenhouse door white…the blinds are white…the other door is white…so I did it white…for now…and yes…I did get paint on the screen…and yes…I did have a tantrum because of it…ha-ha

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Ta-DA!!! I made a sitting area! The pool in the greenhouse was more of a nuisance than a blessing for me…so I put it outside in the back area…(sob sob..sniff sniff-from my kids) and reclaimed my space! It really isn’t anything fancy…but it is nice to hang out in here sometimes…especially when it is loaded up with tropical plants.

I had grown tired of bringing in the pads of the wicker bench…and it seemed a little crowded on the patio with it there…so I brought it inside!

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borrowed a couple of chairs from the patio set…and made me some tables out of the greenhouse shelving.

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Added a few plants from the house, (still need to bring out more…hee hee)

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and dug out some garden accessories.

I quite like it. The kids and I have enjoyed this space three nights in a row…we hang out, chat and read or trade ideas…they give me some really good ideas for the yard sometimes…you will see one of them today…and another one possibly on Friday (if I get a chance to do it)

Wanna see today’s kid input?

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I got to thinking that there were too many bikes in the back yard…so I needed to re-position the newest that I had in the back by the trampoline…no worries…it is not “The Bike” that is in the bed that everyone seems to love so much… Never will that one move…unless I do.

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My gang thought I should put it in the bed in the front yard and dig it into the soil under the tree…so that it will be harder to steal than in if I just displayed it on the cement or patio.

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I think I like it…haven’t yet made up my mind. The ‘gang’ does…but they should…it was their idea!057

…it doesn’t look that great in these photos..it does look better in real light…the storm just passed…so things are not looking all that great.

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Things are a little weary..beaten up..and WET055

Thank Goodness I build my edges the way I do…EVERY one of them is filled with water from that huge series of storms. This is the hedge bed I built earlier this spring…the trenches are all full of run off water.

And last but not least…

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I am happy to say…my garden room is lit! I hung some cheezy mini LED lights to the fence…they are just enough light to add to the garden’s atmosphere in the evening hours when it gets a little dark outside.

I suppose you could say that they got “wet tested” today…hee hee…forgot to unplug them when the hail hit…I had other things on my mind at that moment-such as the fact that I was getting hit in the head by walnut size hail…and my pots needed to be moved to a sheltered location…and fast!

That’s all I have to share for today…I will be back for Fertilizer Friday with Bells on…and hopefully a new view of things for you…and a sneak peek at a very original planter I am making!

Until then…Hugs and giggles to you all! (winks and smiles to my three biggest fans- {*~) you know who you are! ( you should comment some time…)

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