I've heard that 60 is the new 40 . . . well . . . right now I feel about 90! I've been outside . . . in the heat . . . gardening all day . . . and feel every bit of my 63 years and then some!
The previous owner of our house was into shrubs in a big way . . . all planted too close together. I'm more of a "flower child" and prefer cutting gardens. So, out comes a few bushes and in goes a few flowers. I moved one boxwood and dug out 3 other bushes, grass, clover and Bermuda runners until my hands and back ached.
Last week I took the weedeater to a small front garden . . . again full of shrubs . . . that I'm expanding. Cut the grass as short as possible, dumped a heavy covering of grass clippings and covered it in cardboard. The hope is that it will smother the grass and then I can rent a tiller (and save my back) and dig up the expansion . . . move some more bushes and plant some BLOOMING FLOWERS!!!! I attempted to dig it out last summer . . . it was just too hot last summer!
My daddy made this sign for me several years ago . . . I love it! The butterfly bush next to it is getting so big (along with the one next to it) it's covering up the bunny and about to overtake the sign. Guess I'm going to have to move them too!
The hubs gave me an old tool caddy that I planted with impatiens and diamond frost for the back porch . . I love those tiny white flowers!
Gotta go put my feet up . . . sit a spell . . . and stitch! ~*