|Peach Tree in Middle; Rose Bush on the Left; Grass Everywhere|
Originally, this planting bed held several rose bushes. All but one have died. The one that is still alive looked like it might die, too, but it seems to be holding on. I am thinking about transplanting this rose bush to one of the other flower beds, later, in the winter, when it is "dormant". But, in the meantime, the peach tree was planted in the middle of this planting bed. Once the rose bush is removed, I will make the circle smaller, so I'll have less to weed. Once I have finished weeding, I will mulch the bed to conserve water and keep out other weeds. The mulch won't keep out the grass, completely, however, because this grass spreads with long stolons, underground. The stolons send up new grass through the mulch.
|3 Weeks After Weeding!|
|Back Garden "Lawn"|
The side yard is also full of weeds, but, in this case, some of the "weeds" are the four-o-clocks that have self-seeded all over. In years past, I've pulled them out, cut them down, and dug them up to keep them under control, but this year, they have been allowed to grow because they are growing without being watered and add a touch of color:
|Four-O-Clocks in the Side Yard|
I hope you enjoyed the glimpse of my garden. :)
Today, I am grateful for:
- Crusty French bread from the farmers market
- Volunteer four-o-clocks
- The white dove that sat on the telephone pole and coo'd while I weeded
- Another evening in the garden
-Video chatting with daughter
How was your day, today? Did you have a good day?