Saturday, May 28, 2011

Friday Night Update: May 27, 2011


This is the front bed, recently redesigned. The clematis has been in this location for three years now. The variegated hydrangeas' since last fall. I put in the hosta  earlier this spring.


This big pot of catnip was one of the first garden plants to “green up”this spring. . . much to the delight of Thomas T.


This clematis bloomed for the first time this year. It is still very small, but I can see it filling the trellis in years to come.



The garden steps, severely overgrown by forsythia. The much needed cut back on the forsythia is awaiting the robin family to move out. I was attacked soon after starting to prune this mass of foliage. Believe me, there really are steps under all that green.

I have lots of overgrown areas right now. I am behind in my gardening. I have some vacation time planned for the first of June… perhaps I can tame the over abundant foliage while off work.

Stay tuned for more photos and the gardening adventure stories I’m sure I’ll be telling.

Be Blessed.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

My Absence Explained (Excuses, Excuses)

I was dismayed when I checked the blog and realized I hadn’t posted since March. Oh, shame on me!!!

What’s happening at the Hollow and in my life? Well, my excuse for not writing is my work. We have been very busy with overtime and tight deadlines. Therefore, this old girl comes home at night dead tired and brain-dead. Thus, no midnight blogging.

Mornings have been busy…. mostly getting chores done and readying myself for another shift on the job. There have been doctor and vet visits and the gardening that I’ve managed to slip in between all the rest.

As for the gardens; they have been beautiful so far this year. I made a bed for all the canna’s I dug last fall where I can leave them to overwinter. I planted them deep and with a thick layer of mulch they should be just fine.

The front bed has been redone with perennials. A hosta border backed with variegated hydrangea's, coneflowers,  roses, a clematis, and a Rose of Sharon.  

I’ve moved some daylilies. The bare spots in the lawn have been reseeded with a mix of grass and white clover. Shrubs have been pruned. The forsythia have avoided pruning so far. When I started I was warned away by a mother robin who had set up housekeeping within its mass of branches.

The cottage cats have run me ragged. One had teeth that needed pulled, one had a bladder infection and a strange illness in one of the elder cats turned out to be high blood pressure. Yep, kitties can get high blood pressure.

Hubby is doing good, only routine doctor visits for him now. Yay!!

I’ll get back in my groove and put some pictures up this weekend.

Be Blessed!!