Saturday, May 6, 2017
The fern leaf peony is blooming right now. It is still sitting in the bucket that I placed it in after digging it. I will plant it in the new yard once it has finished blooming. I have a lot of plantings of this at the old place and will probably bring one more to the new place. I can plant it in two different location to see which place will be the best location for it.
I spent some time outside working on the front yard landscaped planter. The roses, which I think are knock out roses, were frosted off from the winter. I removed most all of last years growth and the plants are shooting out new growth.
One of the roses seems dead enough that I might remove it and put in a more substantial shrub for the foundation planting. We are discussing what it might be but we both don't want something that will require a lot of pruning each spring. I will replant the remaining rose that has little live some where else. It is still a free plant if it is still alive.
The larger bush has buds on it and I am betting that I will have blooms by the end of next week. It will be interesting to see what color that they are.
This is the patio area under our deck. The chairs have new cushions and I will get those tags off soon. We had a long story created in buying the cushions. To shorten the story, we bought three of them at one store and then drove eight miles or more to another store to buy one more. The old guy at the first store, probably my age, kept thanking me for not making him climb a tall ladder to dig through poorly marked boxes. I didn't want to climb up there and I didn't think he should either. The patio area may prove to be a nice area in the hot summer. The deck above will probably be too hot as it will be in full sun all day.
A project that I am anxious to work on is this corner rock garden. I know that the rocks are low maintenance but this looks like something you would see in Arizona or at least at the malls here in Iowa. I suspect I will have to sink pots into the rock and fill them with soil. A hosta garden would be nice here and I will move the rock around for a better look. I already moved it as it was sitting vertically like the stones at Stonehenge. I think covering the sight of the gas meter could be done.
Well, there are lots of things to do today. We continue to put things together as a part of our moving in to the house. We made decisions on the spacing of the bookshelf in the living room today. Everything still hinges on the flooring going down in the office area. Once that is down we can sort books between two areas and start using the desk. Things still are in boxes.
I hope everyone is having good weather today and wish you a great weekend. Thanks for checking in on me.