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A trenching we will go!

Category: my gargen pictorial | Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 4:20 pm

Sunday dawned a beautiful day that provided a wonderful opportunity to spend time working in the garden. My husband went to Lowe's and took the kids with him, which allowed me to begin trenching out the garden beds for the mulch that I hope to have delivered this Friday if DH can take the day off. We will get four yards of mulch. We have a tractor with a front-end loader. Honestly, the thing scares the he!! out of me, so I leave the driving to him. Someday I'll learn how to use it (I used to drive our tractor when I was a kid, but that was a looooooong time ago!) but while we have little kids, someone has to watch the kids so that they don't get underfoot, and I'm just as happy to do that.

Here is a before picture of the main garden

and an after picture. You can see in the foreground where I've started digging out the grass to expand the garden.

Here's the iris bed before

and after.

And now that I don't have to be jealous of those already getting flowers, here's two of my soon-to-be-bloomers:

I still have three mulch beds in the front yard to do before we get the mulch delivered. We are supposed to have good weather the rest of the week, but dip back down into the 40's next week :(

That's all for now. I'm hoping to get outside this afternoon to take more shots. Unfortunately, we got a new computer last year and for some reason, our digital camera will not work with the new computer. I've tried to fix it, and I know nothing about computers. DH has tried to fix it, and he does know about computers. So until we figure it out, we have to download the pictures to the old computer in the basement, move them to a flash drive, then put them onto the new computer. After that, it's edit, resize, upload. Whew. A lot of work to post a picture. That's why it takes me a while to post pictures I took a few days ago!

I ordered three "Lemon Queen Heliantus" from Brecks. Since I'm a frugal gardener, I took them up on their $25 free gift certificate and purchased a plant that would bloom the longest: early summer to frost. So many of their bulbs need to be lifted for my zone (5). I think the yellow will look good in the garden. Any comments on Breck's products?

I'll be back later! Thanks for reading.

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toni wrote on Tue Mar 27, 2007 4:34 pm:

What a lot of work. I'm with you, I would rather stay far away from big machinery like that.

What kind of tree is that above the Iris bed. The multi trunks makes an interesting feature.


eileen wrote on Tue Mar 27, 2007 5:55 pm:

Looks as though you've been busy!!! You must take more piccies for us when your flowers bloom.


zuzu's petals wrote on Tue Mar 27, 2007 6:47 pm:

You do great work!
I sure wish you'd stop by here and edge my beds. *LOL*


reggaefan wrote on Tue Mar 27, 2007 8:09 pm:

When you finish at ZuZu's come to Louisiana and do my yard

AmyL wrote on Tue Mar 27, 2007 8:32 pm:

Toni, the tree is a smoke bush. I'll take pictures when it blooms. It's really pretty.

Eileen, thanks. I'm having fun with this. I will be posting more bloomers.

Zuzu & reggaefan, NC and LA sound great. Where were you guys when it was freezing up here? LOL

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