Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Wednesday Workday

The work this week was a much overdue, much needed painting of the posts on the front porch.  Mitchell had cleaned and sanded them, but he is either the worst painter on the planet or the smartest husband ... 'cause he sure has me believing that he should never touch a paint brush.

You don't really want to look at newly painted posts, so how about a few fall blossoms instead?  Good choice!
A reblooming azalea.  There are three of them, but this is the only one that chose to bloom this fall. 
And a spectacular sasanqua.  Odd ... they appear to be the same color.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

And Friday .... begat ...

You remember those "begats" don't you.  They're most often remembered as Biblical genealogy, but if you have a garden you know the real weight of "begats.  It's what happens when you have just one little thing you want to do today.
Like clearing out this corner.
Last weekend I cut off all the branches.

And Friday I cut down the last of the trunk and dug [quite] a big hole for a lovely new 'Emerald' arborvitea.
And that started the begats.

Now you can see that there used to be a path here.  Well, it's still there .... somewhere.
So, I dug out the overgrown daylilies and mondo grass.  Trimmed up the spirea.
And pried out the stones to add sand underneath and reset them.
And, now I need new ground cover, or at least some shade loving perennials for spring.  Guess that begets some reading of catalogs over the winter.

That's not all bad.