"I'm not really a career person.I'm a gardener,basically.".....George Harrison

Sunday, March 22, 2009

And On the Fourteenth Day........

We're resting!!Because it is done!!!
After hauling retaining wall rocks,two yards of dirt(one yard for the mini-me wall,and the rest in the garden beds),gravel,and landscape pavers,we can finally say,it is done and it is good.It is good and done!

Here it is all filled up with dirt,and compacted down...... Gravel going in........
Ta-da!!!!!.....................


The rest of the weekend has been spent putting in new plants,shuffling some around.Those would be the ones that have to be relocated from the side yard,due to the county drainage project.We have taken to calling that side yard,TheGreatTrailerParkofLutz.It makes us very sad to look at it these days.The rest of the yard is looking so beautiful,and then we have this poor,pitiful side yard,which is barren and neglected.



But,to look on the bright side.There is planning to be done.For when it is done,it shall be filled with palms and tropical looking plants.Patience is not one of my virtues,either.I think I need to make a phone call to the project manager,and tell him,"I have plans.Get a move on!"


Jon's new rose garden is settling in.He got his first bud!He's the rose grower,not I.I grow everything else,but not roses.for some reason,if I touch them,they're goners.So I just leave it to him,and he can bring me a rose he grew everyday.Works out perfectly for us.
For some reason(the cold and freezes we had in Florida this past winter?),all of our mums are blooming.Go figure.Thoughts,anyone?
Anywho,these are the plants that have found new homes at the GreatWall.

St.Bernard's Lily (just 'cause I liked it)
Lemon Balm (for bees and butterflies)
Blue eyed Grass (planted underneath the plumeria)
Bee Balm(to attract bees and butterflies)
And,our gardening buddy has been keeping an eye on the progress.
This guy/gal seems to be fascinated by our landscaping attempts.Either that, or he/she is having a great laugh at us silly humans. Every day,whenever we are in the garden,he/she comes and sits and just watches us.Hope he/she isn't thinking about dinner......




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14 comments:

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Good job! You deserve to rest. ;-)

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VALKYRIEN said...

You deserve rest - yes! And after a well done job! What a nice place to rest it is also - and with a flying cmpanion! Is it a hawk?

guild-rez said...

Love your project..
Want to come to our garden? I am starting as soon as I can a vegetable patch.
Love your picture!!
"Lemon Balm (for bees and butterflies)" you wrote..
and for tea and salads:)

Gill - That British Woman said...

great job and a lovely series of photos.....

Gill in Canada

Arija said...

Great shots of the plumbing, glad you included some flowers as well.

RainGardener said...

Beautiful plants - looks like they will be very happy there.

Naturegirl said...

Great job..a sense of accomplishment!!

Today's Blah... said...

The gal is so keen on your landscaping. Maybe she likes what you're doing too. I love that photo of the red flower. :)

Tatyana said...

Looks very good, I would take it to my garden!

keewee said...

You deserve to rest after all that hard work. That little Hawk (I presume it is a hawk) was probably hoping you would scare up some dinner for him/her, as you went about your endeavors.

Dani said...

WOW! Looks great! Love all the flowers too!

Wicked Gardener said...

The wall looks great! That is a lot of hard work. I've not grown mumms efore this year, but mine have come back too. Is this unusual?

Mariz said...

Project well done! Great photos, that bird seems to be taking a break to.

Meems said...

Great work you two! And oh, my aching back, looking at all that good stuff you hauled and put in place! I've seen that St.Bernard's Lily but haven't done the research to see how it will fit in my garden. Will be watching yours to see how you like it. None of the Bee Balms have done well for me. Tried them last year in two places. I think they must not like the humidity... they do great in zone 8. You got blue-eyed grass! Or maybe you've always had it. I saw some at Home Depot last week after buying mine from the native nursery. It is so sweet and delicate looking isn't it? My goal is to keep dividing them up so I can have lots of them. Now that I think about it - that's my goal for just about everything. HA.

I think the mums prefer cold weather - they don't generally so great here. Love the red-shouldered hawk. They are nesting right now and making so much raucous around here. Love to hear them screeching at each other.
Hope you have a great day.
Meems @ Hoe and Shovel

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