Wednesday, December 10, 2008

I love being outside

Well I should've been cleaning the inside of my house BUT it was nice and sunny there for a while and only cool outside (mid 40's) instead of freezing AND it's supposed to snow this weekend and I won't be able to get to the yard with the million activities lined up for the next three weeks, sooooo I decided to go play in the garden instead! How's that for a run-on sentence? Heh. It was really nice to get out in the fresh air for a while.

I actually divided some of the wine colored bearded iris. They were sprouting big bulbs up and onto the sidewalk! So I pulled them up and went and planted them in the neighbors yard. (With permission of course) She doesn't really garden but likes flowers so it's perfect. ;^) I did sneak three of them into the neighbors across the street though without asking. I am the devious flower fairy! She's always telling me how much she loves all the flowers and plants in our front yard - so what the hey? I figure if they pop up and she doesn't like them I'll take them back and plant them somewhere else in my yard.

I also cut back all the canna and daliah's which were *still* blooming!, not much but there were three or four flowers hangin' in there. I got a little bit of weeding done too. Mulched a few beds (to protect the canna bulbs especially). Hoed up the weeds that are popping up the blueberry bed. I really wanted to have put the bark mulch down on that bed by now but I honestly don't think it's gonna happen before next year. Phoo. I still have about 1/2 yard or so of compost that's sitting out by our garage that I also need to shovel into the garden beds. It would be great if I could get to that but I don't think it's going to happen for a while.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Oh well...

Except it was cold and rainy all day today - no garden fun for me! =(

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Old Man Winter

Just when I was starting to think it would perpetually be fall, we finally had our first hard frost last night. It was stayed frosty till about 10 this morning. I can finally cut down the canna's and daliah's tomorrow. Yay - yard clean up!