Sunday, May 22, 2011

The Best Kind of Day

Cut the hedge out of the blackberries ... check.
Cut the volunteer trees out of the day lilies and peonies ... check.
Cut the wisteria out of the lilac ... check.
Weed the iris ... check.

Don't even think about work ... check.
Trim up the hydrangeas ... check.
Plant more planter boxes ... check.
Add more portulaca by the driveway ... check.
Add dianthus to the xerogarden ... check.
Help Mitchell cut the plum tree back from the house ... check.

Have a glass of wine on the deck and enjoy the view ... check!


  1. Sheesh, I thought you were going to relax a bit this weekend. You worked your tail off! Bet your garden looks lovely now. Cheers!

  2. What a lovely Sunday. Apparently my list consisted of eating, check and sleeping, check.

    Next weekend you make my list.

    xo jane

  3. Well, basically I cleaned out the property line between our yard and the nice little old lady next door. Altho she tends her veggies daily, she doesn't really have the energy to work all the perennial beds between the houses. But it does look a lot better, and I tripled my compost pile!

    Jane, I'm working on your list now...

  4. Isn't that the best bit, when all finished and you can sit back and admire all the hard work.. great Iris's.. do you get the Chelsea Flower Show over in America, coverage started last night here? x

  5. You have had yourself well and truly in the gardening-zone, and what a great place it is for forgetting everything else for a while! Bet that glass of wine tasted fantastic as you had your ahhhh moment after a day of sorting out your garden! Love those ahhhh moments! xx

  6. Wow!! You have been busy, I bet it felt good to just sit back and enjoy the new view.

  7. I love pottering productive days. The glass of wine at the end always tastes that much better :-)

  8. Can I be your gardening buddy Webb?? I like the way you work!
    Nothing like a productive day in the satisfying ...
    Best wishes Webb and thx for your comment over at Midlife Wisdom...glad you like the name change :)
    Jeanne xx

  9. You're a busy lady. I am loving irises this year. I want to design a whole table around them. Love the color of yours. Have a great holiday