Last year I worked on average 58 hours per week so when I had a day off my "to do" list didn't have gardening on it. So my backyard gardens overgrew with weeds and honeysuckle. Between the rain and taking care of other projects I have been trying to bring some order to the flower beds. The beds run the perimeter of my yard so they are quite large.
I have been making good progress and decided I would do nothing but working in the flower beds this weekend. I spent all day Saturday digging up honeysuckle, blackberry plants, privet bushes, wild strawberry plants, poison ivy and such. I made some good progress and I have the sunburn and poison ivy to prove it.
Today I stepped in an ant bed, was bonged in the head by a shovel (my husband swears that he didn't realize he was that close to me...yeah sure!) and twisted my ankle.
So, what did I accompolish in my garden? The right side of the yard is now weed free, for the moment and I have planted the following seeds: petunia, zinnia, forget me nots, cosmos, purple cone flower, rudbeckia, morning glories, moonflowers, 3 varieties of sunflowers and canterbury bells. I even have that bed completely mulched (35 bags of mulch). Man, I'm tired!
Phase two is getting the flower bed along the back of our property completed. More poison ivy, blackberry and wild strawberry plants. I can't wait, not!
I'll post photos later. My arms are so sore that the only thing I want to lift is an ice cold beer.