Things have gotten even crazier as our week of house-sitting winds to an end. They will be home today! Reesie and I had to RACE through our morning to try to make everything as perfect for their return as we could. It is an act of love, and we enjoyed every minute of it.
Electrician was to arrive at 7am…so we were up early. My car is in the shop needing brake repairs (head cylinder? All I know is…expensive! ouch!) and we still needed more topsoil to complete the flower bed we have been working on all week. So we had to go to Lowe’s and buy it just a bag at a time, load it into her teeeny Miata and bring it home. Took three trips, but the bed was completed. It is a long curve that begins at the patio, goes straight, forming a path between the rose bed along the back of the house, and this new perennial bed and then curving to invite the visitor to stroll into the yard itself where other plantings and settings await.
I lined the bed along the walkway with daylilies…. yellow, black, red, oranges, bicolors… so many different and beautiful plants. In the center is a tall tower covered in clematis in burgundy and pale lavender. The edge closest to the patio is lined with identical pale gold daylilies, then a stone paved pathway to the nook under the birch tree, and the bed resumes with a grouping of various perennials in lots of colors including carnations, dianthus, balloon flowers, and blanket flowers. When we are finished planting it, this will be a gorgeous display of color.
We also tended Merrill’s vegetable garden, potted his white onion sets (they couldn’t wait any longer to go into the ground), and treated the roses. A bright candy striped rose opened today…a fitting finale to our week.
At home, there is plenty of work to be done. Some very long, busy days ahead of us getting the house cleaned and fixed up and our gardens in. First up… a lawn mower!!! And removing a lot of ‘stuff’ from the screen porch.
And to finish off this gorgeous, busy, frenetic and fun Friday… our weekly Fantasy photo…