Wildflower Garden

This spring I started a wildflower garden in an area that was just grass and a pain in the neck to mow. The garden so far has turned out pretty good and there are many, many more flowers to bloom yet. The following photos don’t really do it justice, but does give an idea of how it turned out…so far.

Finished with sod removal this spring

Only 3:00 PM And It’s A Productive Day

Yes, that’s right, it’s still early in the day and most my to-do list is done.
Following is my list:
√ Spray dogs with flee and tick stuff
√ Spray around yard with tick killer
√ Fix front storm door so it shuts correctly
√ Uncover morning glories
√ Mow  areas I want larger and through Blackberry patch
√ Clean Hummingbird feeders
√ Fix outdoor water tap
√ Go buy clamp for the water tap
√ Get tank of propane for grill
√ Take barn ramp apart and pitch it
List of what still needs going:
Clean up remaining leaves
Fix cam that’s on the barn. It’s not working at the moment
Plant the rest of plants outside. Waiting until tomorrow because we might have frost tonight
Wash windows. I still might do some of them today

So anyway, was pretty productive for being so early in the day. Now it’s time to get something to eat.

Another Day of Yard Work

Another day of yard work today. As much as I would like to go out on the two-tracks and waterfalls, I need to get things done around here, that and I don’t have the money.
Today I hope to get the remainder of the leaves and crap picked up, and get my Lupine transplanted.
Yesterday I widened the mowing area by about 50 feet. This is an area that I’ve wanted to get mowed down for some time now, but just haven’t. There’s some really tall grasses that grow in part of the area, over six feet tall.
Also, found the first tick of the season crawling on me. I hate those fuckers! I guess it’s time to put the Deet on before going out in the thicker stuff.
Oh yes, one more thing I need to get done today… Spray the barn with vinegar to help get rid of the smell and to help keep squirrels out.

Morning Glories Are Planted

Yes they are, the morning glories are in the Earth. They look a little stressed, but hopefully they’ll pull through, and not get frosted. I still have Moon glories to be planted, but they’re doing OK in their little pots…so far. Another plant I have to get in the ground are Lupine. They will go along the garage behind all the seeds I planted.
I got some raking done in the back yard, but it was just too damn hot to do much. Our high temp for today was 83°F and windy with winds almost to 30MPH.

Morning Glories


I was thinking of taking today off from work and do some hiking, but I really can’t be bothered, maybe later in the week. Instead, I’m going to transplant my over grown Morning Glories that I started in little starter pots quite a bit too early and their growing like mad. It might be too early to put them in the ground, but I have to do something with them so I’m going to take the chance and hope they don’t freeze.