Quick garden update

Sorry, I’ve been busy gardening and had no time for posting. I’ll get back into the swing of things here momentarily! On Friday and Saturday I had a couple of really good work days in which the ground grew wet with the sweat dripping off my bright-red face.

  • Our eavestroughs and roof are now repaired, so the days of people climbing all around the foundation of my house and flattening plants with ladders are done (sorry, Snow on the Mountain. I hope you bounce back), so it’s time to get back to work. We got a new downspout installed in the front yard and already added a third rain barrel there, which is going to be awesome for watering convenience. (So long, endorphin rush from watering with the hose.)
  • On Saturday, I finished emptying out the two Burnco bags that have been sitting in my front yard since the fall of 2013, folded them up inside a THIRD Burnco bag (which is full of branches and weeds) and therefore reduced my Unsightly Bag Index by 2/3s. Of course, the one that’s left is now full and even harder to get rid of, but I have confidence I will solve this problem. You know who’s a whiz at solving landscaping problems? FUTURE JOCELYN!
  • I had to get rid of those Burnco bags because today we are getting another half-pallet of rocks and another cubic yard of mulch delivered. I have to find a way to trick some of my loved ones into helping me carry these rocks to the front yard. Maybe a theme party of some kind?
  • I’ve finally gotten back to work on my front yard, laying cardboard, adding new soil/compost on top, planting the last of the indoor starts, and mulching. These beds look terrible right now, and I can’t photograph them from shame, but soon they’ll be ready for their moment in the spotlight.
  • It’s been raining little sprinkles here and there. We still haven’t had a single good drenching rain this year (and we need one!) but I’ll take these occasional light showers as a second choice, since at least they’re keeping the ground a little moist and reducing the need to water constantly.
  • I ordered some more plants from Wild About Flowers, so I’m going to need to figure out where those should go and get ready to ACTUALLY PLANT THEM. I have a bad habit of actually ordering plants and then not planting them, letting them perish in their little grower pots on my deck while I deliberate. NOT THIS TIME!

Be back later, with pictures.

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