Monday, August 7, 2017
Start of the Week...
This contribution to the garden fits in so naturally. I don't really ever plan to place things but use my gut feeling as I place them in the ground. The foliage in the back and the chives to the right seem to fit in with the coneflower. The pitchfork without a handle seems to make a good garden ornament. I have old milk cans that I really don't think I will bring with me. My neighbors are all going for the minimalist look and seems to lean on the abundance of grass to mow rather have any plants to maintain.
I trimmed the mums back in July and they still kept budding. I see others in the neighborhood have their mums in bloom. I thought maybe I would be able to slow them down and have them bloom later. It is a great color of mum and the former owners have three plantings of them.
I bought this one and will see what I can do with it. I have a couple of places that might give it more protection but getting a hole dug for it will require a pick ax. Some areas around the house are composed of packed-hard clay. I am up to the challenge to get some of that corrected but probably not this year.
It is Monday and the day ahead of me is really not planned. I have an errand to run downtown Des Moines and plenty of work to do in the lower level of the house (basement). I am getting my office area set up down there and boxes are not sitting around anymore. I have boxes that need to be sent to recycle and I do some each week. I have the hibiscus and a daylily to get into the ground today or maybe tomorrow. We are getting a light sprinkle this morning which won't bring our dead grass back but anything will help. I am sure it will be gone in another hour.
I hope everyone is well. Thanks for checking in on me. As you can see my typing fingers are limber this morning and I have more words probably than necessary.