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A zillion peach pits and a snake

Category: FRED - the garden | Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 3:23 pm

My arms are sore this morning and the thought of getting up and down out back makes me ache all over. Today I will stay inside and get caught up on laundry, oh joy oh joy.....and make more soap.
Amanda is out of her Tea Tree...Tea Tree soap is wonderful for acne.
We are out of Peppermint - boy that scent will wake you up in the morning and is a great pickmeup after a day of yard work too.

I have been working mostly on the north side of the backyard this spring and am finally going to get the paths done this weekend.
The Lantana bed I worked on earlier, covered with landscape fabric and mulch will be used for something else now. The large multicolored Lantana bush didn't make it thru the winter and I really don't like the spreading yellow ones anyway. One of the yellow ones is coming back, don't know about the other one yet. Either way I think I will make an Offer of it or them on the rEcycle list and pass them on to another gardener. That bed is going to become a potted plant garden. I have several that I move around from time to time when I need their garden spot for in ground plants. I have 7 of the black plastic halloween cauldrons,one holds a bronze chrysanthemum that is coming back from last fall, one has another red chrysanthemum, one holds tiny red Zinnia seedlings and one has tiny red Poppy seedlings. I want some red Impatients in one and something else red for the other two, probably at least one more red Geranium.
And I found a really cool plant stand on the curb waiting for trash pickup a couple of weeks ago that would look really good holding two pots of red Petunias.

The Horseherb is coming back, in it's 5th season now. I was pulling up winter weed growth from inside and around it and pulled up a little snake. About 8 inches long and still really slow from the cool ground. Tossed him over into another shady area and decided it would be wiser to put my knee pad down on the already bare dirt instead of on the part I haven't pulled yet just in case he/she had siblings laying in wait. It was just a harmless garden snake, there have been some in the yard longer than we have lived here, but feeling one wiggling across my bare leg wasn't something I wanted to chance.

Next I moved on to the part where the peach tree used to be and the squirrel feeder is now. I had transplanted a Blaze climbing rose there a couple of weeks ago...that thing had a root two feet long, not deep but long. Thought I never would get to the end of it when I was digging it up. The stems above ground are still green, certainly hope I didn't do any permanent damage to it in the move.
In the part of that area I got done before my body started yelling "foul" I must have scooped up a zillion peach pits. The last 5+ years of the trees life it produced peaches but they all fell off before ripening. There are at least a zillion more out there and almost that many peach seedlings sprouting up around it.

Oh yeah, I started pulling weeds in the area where we will be putting down pavers for a patio.

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glendann wrote on Tue Mar 20, 2007 3:35 pm:

You really did over do it yesterday.I have 2 peach trees but they are in the heavy growth down at the end of my lane.I am going to try to cut some of that stuff down so I can get to them
to care for them.


eileen wrote on Tue Mar 20, 2007 3:48 pm:

Gosh Toni neither wonder your body is complaining today. You've certainly achieved a lot in the garden.


Gardenstew wrote on Tue Mar 20, 2007 4:18 pm:

You are putting down a new patio Toni? Let us know how that goes :)


cajunbelle wrote on Wed Mar 21, 2007 1:26 am:

What an accomplishment. I didn't get nearly enough done on my days off.

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