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

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Moving On…..

In anticipation of the old,cracked and damaged pool …


being ripped out.

---hopefully next week---

it was time to get off our collective duffs and remove the rest of the plants,that needed to be saved.


I have found that back hoes tend to make a mess of things…


Erich,the Younger,was kind enough to come help his Momma out.

I carried you for 9 months,dammit it,it’s the least you can do


To grant access for the back hoe,to demo the pool, and reinstall a new one, a palm had to be moved.


After being told,”Mom,that’s a breeze.20 minutes tops.” ……



over an hour later,numerous water breaks,lots of complaining,and offers to buy me a new one,it found it’s new home.


So,what used to look like this….


Now,looks like this…


Still much work to be done.

Grass to be removed,new pathways,etc…


Emma’s Garden has been relocated to a lower level.


Besides the original plantings,it now includes YardBoy’s pink and red Knock-Out roses.It took him two days to get them ready to be moved.

…he’s still on crutches,and I can’t be trusted with roses,obviously…

It will take time for it to grow and fill in.


Like me?

Yep,Emma,just like you.But you can take plenty of time to grow up.



The original succulent garden has been spread around to other areas.


…I have plenty of sun these days…

Bulbine has been dug up and moved to the front garden.

I still have plenty left,so if anyone wants some,come and get it.


Thankfully,we have had cooler days,and cold nights,so everything has had an easy period of adjustment.



where’s that back hoe?


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Gayle said...

Yea....almost time for a new pool. :) Hope they build it quickly.

NanaK said...

Wow. You've been busy. Your garden areas look like they have always been there; not newly moved at all. Hope that pool gets replaced soon and YardBoy is up and about in full form soon.

Kimberly said...

Oh boy! That's a big project!!! I'd opt for the backhoe. Take it slowly. Looking forward to seeing your complete renovation!


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