A dog's life is sure hard.
I didn't even get the pillowcase on it.
All I have to do is say I'm going to bed, and Jester beats me
to it every night.
I had to run up to Fort Leavenworth to pick up prescriptions yesterday morning,
and this arrangement was on the receptioin desk. The lady manning the desk... it seems like
they change every time I am there... told me that a former employee comes in regularly with seasonal decorations. I thought these two (there was another) were nice.
So, I ran to Leavenworth this morning to Home Depot to get mulch. It's only the start.
This was 15 bags.
Mulch should really be applied at least two inches thick.
I started parceling it on, and then I realized I was
going to have to pour.
Fifteen 2 cubic foot bags bearly covered 2/3 of the bed. I still have some gaps to
fill in, and at the back, by the bushes, I am going to put a heavy layer of straw.
I need to save some money somewhere.
I am going to have to dig out the bed behind this, just like I did the south beds last week.
There is just too much mint in that bed behind this.
There used to be at least six mum plants in this bed... and I thought this was all that is left... it is a red one.
Then this morning, I found one tiny little plant in back of a daylilly.
It is also going to bloom, but I can't tell what color. I am actually going
to transplant this little one to this house.
My assistants got VERY hot, it was 86 degrees.
This one, too.
I thought this was an apple on the patio. It was huge.
It was a walnut!
I hope you can see the thorns on this stuff. I do not know WHAT it is, and thank
heavens I was paying attention, because those thorns were wicked. I dug it up and carried it by the root. It is going into a bag and into the trash can, I don't want it around.
I had other helpers, too.
There were probably 15 bumblebees on the caryopteris bush next to this, and I leaned over
by them digging and pulling weeds out... numerous times. Not one bee bothered me, they
went about their business.
The plan for the rest of the day is to go back to Leavenworth to buy some
more mulch and take it out tomorrow afternoon. Jacob will be helping me on Saturday, which will speed things along, but I want the mulch bought before then so that I don't have to deal with the Saturday crowds.
More pictures tomorrow.