Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Sometimes, things just come together....

This past Sunday was a busy one for me......

Sometimes - things just have a way of coming together. Last year I needed my roof replaced, and the roofers killed the grass right near the house - in the corner of my front yard. Before the roofers came, the grass was up to the edge of the small patio in front of my front door. But ladders and guys walking on the grass, killed it. What's a gardener to do but dig it up and plant something!

I had some landscaping rock I bought from craigslist last year - so used it as the border. I knew that the varigated lirope did well during last summer's heat and this winter's freezes - so I bought a plat of it from Home depot. I also bought a plat of begonia's - even though they are really annuals, they take shade and bloom well in this area.

This is basically 'the cake'. I plan on getting lots more to plant as the 'icing on the cake'. I'm thinking of more color - maybe heucheras and coleus. It's fully shaded, so will have to consider that when picking out plants. Also, I need some sort of a focal point - that will come over time.

My other endeavour on that beautiful Sunday was to 'finish' my greenhouse. I had purchased a used 6'x8' greenhouse - glass with aluminum frame - from craigslist last fall. I worked on getting the glass installed as time allowed - and Viola! There it is. My Greenhouse!

Sunday I spent the day collecting and hauling pea gravel available for free to my subdivision from the hoa play ground that is being redone. I also put in more of the glass panes. I was putting in the LAST piece of glass in the roof and must have given the glass a bit of 'torque' - it broke right in my hands.... so I still need to get one more piece of glass and install it - then I will truly be in business!

I'm hoping that this weekend I can be as productive!