"I know for sure that everything in life happens to help us live."
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Tuesday, May 11

Getting there...

We've spent most of the past week outdoors weeding and digging and planting and then weeding and digging and planting some more! I say "we" but I really mean "he" because Lew does all of the heavy work ... but I'm real good at providing moral support and supervision!! ;-)

Gardening Chores To Do List

Rose Bed
pest spray roses
enrich soil
plant Gerbera daisies around
spread anti-slug granules around hosta

New Front Bed
dig bed
enrich soil
plant hostas/impatiens around tree
spread anti-slug granules

Mailbox Garden
weed/clean up;
transplant black-eyed susan;
enrich soil
plant remaining impatiens

Front Corner Bed
weed/dig out sedum
dig spot for black-eyed susan
enrich soil

Backyard Bed
weed backyard bed;
thin/dig out sedum;
dig spot for lily;
enrich soil;
plant New Guinea impatiens;
transplant lily from side bed;

Around Deck
prune winter-damaged weeping Japanese maple
(in progress)
prune damaged azaleas
feed azaleas
enrich soil
plant geraniums

West Side Bed
thin lilies/salvia
plant tickseed (coreopsis)

Front Fence Azalea Bed
replace 1 azalea
feed all
replace rotted wood border between beds with stone blocks
(in progress)

Front Porch Azalea Bed

plant annuals (haven't decided what yet)
feed azaleas

Rhodendron Bed
replace damaged rhodo
feed all

West Side Fence

dig spots for 4 hibiscus plants

Back Yard Azalea Bed
maneuver 4 railroad ties (120 lbs ea!) to rear of bed
weed (again!)
feed all

Lilac Beds
spray lilacs
dig up shoots to give to neighbor

decide on future/treatment of my prized pink dogwood - not only did it suffer severe winter damage but it may be diseased as well *sniff*
the shed is in dire need of a paint job - some time soon
add dividing stone border in east side bed
I'm sure I'm forgetting something that needs doing!

Phew!! No wonder we've been sleeping so well! Check out Lew's Other Pics for a few photos.

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At 5/11/2010 1:14 PM, Blogger Laurie said...

HOly smokes woman! When DO you sleep! That's quite the list. Lew is a fantastic photographer, I love looking at his pictures!

At 5/11/2010 10:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love how organized your lists are. They remind me of things I still have to do!

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At 6/21/2010 6:16 AM, Blogger Annah said...

My God I didn't realize gardening was THATT much work. Oooooeeeeeeee

At 6/25/2010 1:38 PM, Blogger Beverly said...

Just stopping by to say hello and see how you are. I hope all is well in your world.

At 7/15/2010 12:54 PM, Blogger Beverly said...

Just stopping by to see how you are. Long time, no see.


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