This weekend was a huge success. Having my parents here was great. They got in late Friday night and we just sat up and talked for a while. Then early Saturday morning (about 6:30 or 7am….. our dogs were wanting to see each other and play!) we got up, brewed some coffee, ate some homemade pancakes (oh yes I did!) and got to work. AND it was fun. The sun came out, the breeze was a-blowing, and we worked. Pulling some weeds, cutting more branches and bundling more bundles. It is never-ending out there in our large, back-yard abyss, but we got some good things accomplished.
Part of this weekend was quite embarrassing. We have let this flower bed go since we moved in. It just wasn’t a priority. When you see the picture, you are not going to believe that I didn’t rip this stuff out the day we moved in. Yikes. It. Is. Ugly.
Yes. It is true. There is a mop holding the trellis up. Let me repeat. A mop. For cleaning floors. Holding up my trellis outside. For the world to see. Gross. To be completely honest, I did try to take it down. The only problem was that as soon as I moved the mop, the trellis came tumbling down upon me along with the prickly rose bush. Naturally, I put the mop back in its place and walked away slowly, never taking my eyes off the booger. So this weekend was monumental- we were tackling the MOP! DUN DUN DUNNNNNN.
While us girls were tackling the REAL problem at hand, the guys were working on mixing up some concrete to fix the bricks around the flower bed. They started cracking and pushing out from the bed from the roots of that HUGE rose bush and from water. There isn’t a really good draining system in this flower bed, so when it would rain in cold months, the water would freeze and expand, making the bricks push out. Don’t be impressed- I am just typing out what my dad said happened….
It is looking way better than when we started, but still needs some happy, colorful flowers, a painted trellis, and a gardener that knows what they’re doing. We will see what I end up putting in there. Probably whatever is on sale at Home Depot the next time I am there, which let’s be honest, will be very soon. Any suggestions on what to put in there? It gets sun starting around noonish- I think. Does that mean partial sun, partial cloud? I know all those plants have different environments in which they grow better, right? Can you tell I am a first-time homeowner who knows nothing about yard things?