This is how I left things Saturday in the north bed. Some trees cut out, and
starting to pull the mint out. The mint was rampant.
This morning, about halfway through. You see that there
really ARE garden plants in that bed.
The wood you see is a box that Keith made years ago for
mums, we just built the larger bed around three boxes.
This is about the only part of the callicarpus still growing... it has a huge trunk and
I don't know how I would ever dig it out.
The only other viable branch grows through the fence and out the other side. I am
not sure if I want to cut it off, or not.
Lil thought she saw a squirrel.
And Jester, after having run up and down the pasture several times, was
just obviously bored with waiting for me. Instead of laying down, every time I moved, he was around me, and finally gave up and took off to do more exploring, thank heavens.
This is how the bed looked when I finished.
I am going to stock up on about 30 bags of mulch... dig up more
of the bed and turn it over, and then mulch it heavily.
I had forgotten how many daylillies were in the bed, they were drowned out
this summer by mint and weeds.
This was the farthest corner of the bed this morning. In June, my stepdaughter Andrea
cut this tree down to the ground.
I cut it underground this time, I tried to either dig up the smaller trees, or cut them underground and cover them. This was actually three trees.
Same corner. See the pear tree in the background? It has turned color... but the pear
tree to it's left... same kind... not only did not bear this year, but has not
turned red yet. Odd.
That's what I start tomorrow. Oh. Joy.
These were self-sowed zinnias from seeds from Landreth seeds last year... and
they are growing strongly, still. I have decided that I am really going to dig up
this bed, get the grass out... and then move daylillies and iris over here from the other beds.
If I can get more perennials in here, it won't grow up as badly.
Then I'll mulch it heavily, too, and water it a few days.
By the time the renters move in, it should be good to go.
(By the time I get them all in shape, I'll want
to move back.....
Just kidding, Honey!)