[The “flower” part of this weed is about as big as HALF the size of a dime. It was so tiny, the smallest breeze made this impossible to get a perfectly clear shot.]
OH! I miss all of you SO much!!! BUT! I managed to get some pretty incredible progress done this week in my Gardens. Number 7 Garden has just been completed today, out of a total of 16. This involves, cleaning Winter debris, collecting it in a wheelbarrow and dumping it back near our compost, cutting back dead and brittle remains of plants, digging out weeds (yes roots and all!), applying horse manure, and then mulch. My Butterfly Bush has been cut back, a hard prune. That is the only thing I feel comfortable with the pruning process, because it is just still so cool here.
My knees are sore as my back, but I do not complain. I have 2 Gardens ahead of me, that most likely I will be in for several days, they being just that big. I am not removing the mulch protection from my Roses yet, nor am I pruning them back, even when they are showing signs of new growth. And they are!
I have a Miracle to tell you. My husband, who has never helped me before in my Gardens, decided this year, that he is going to help me. So we have been working side by side together. He even remarked how easy I make everything seem, and how smoothly everything is going. For this I am greatly humbled and thankful to Lady Love Herself, Mother Nature as well, and all my WP friends who have either “prayed” for me, or sent good thoughts my way, or you who have sent energy. I am beyond grateful. At this rate, if the weather permits, I may be finished completely in 2 more weeks.
Oh, I almost forgot. I have several Rose Bushes that I must transplant, yet it is still too early to do this. I am scratching my head on where to put them (I really need to make another Rose Garden) and then thinking of what to plant in their place, once they are transplanted … something that prefers morning sun and afternoon shade. Yes, due to our trees once again growing, what once was appropriate for Roses no longer holds true. There is just too much shade.
I have taken many pictures as I have been going along, and in fact, am waiting for twilight to take photos of the gardens we have finished, so I can show you. I will try to get those posted tomorrow for you. I also have a beautiful surprise for you that is coming on Monday, and yes, you will just have to wait. Tee Hee.
So, with that all being said, I want to close this by saying “thank you” for your patience for it is pretty evident by now that I am not here in bloggersville as much as I usually am. The two photos are: top a WEED of all things, believe it or not, and the second, I forgot its name. If any of you recognize this plant could you please leave Her name in the comment section? She is supposed to flower in the Fall, but She has decided in my Garden to bloom in Spring. Go figure.