Sept 22, 2019

A lot of pictures again!! And I just realized that I didn’t take a final picture of the garden…I’ll get that in this evening!!

Getting Started:

I actually started Friday night, before dinner. I clipped some of the black eyed susan heads back, put them in a bucket and dumped them in another garden. I got two buckets, and I’ve barely touched the garden. I started here, in the foreground and am working my way back. I may not be able to get it all done before it gets too cold. But at least I will have made an effort.

the first bucket

Saturday morning:

I went to get the wheelbarrow so I could put the dirt in it and the tire was flat. So instead I grabbed the lawn mower and hooked the trailer up to it. That actually is much better, I can dig more and not strain my back dumping the load. (You will see a picture of it at the end.) My boyfriend says he’s going to dump it today.

Starting to dig

Things I found while working in the garden:

cicada on a stick

He – or she – is dead. Part of the cycle of life. Cicada are actually one bug I won’t pick up. Too clingy!

it is too cold to move

This little butterfly actually stayed put most of the time I was working in the garden. It was quite chilly when I started.

Just along for the ride

I was actually getting ready to dig and saw these two praying mantis’ in the garden. I believe they are mating – but don’t quote me.

a bucket full of flowers

That’s about all the flowers I saved from the section I dug up. There’s black eyed susans and iris’. I thought I’d have to dig up some iris’ from another section, but what I had filled up the space quite nicely.

field daisy

I didn’t save these… As pretty as they are, they are a wildflower and won’t take long to come back. They are every where! One year, about this time, I had so many in one garden it looked like a layer of snow laying over the flowers/plants. I’ll have to see if I can find the picture.

a spider
praying mantis nest
more field daisy
wildflower seed pod

Not sure if you remember, a couple of weeks ago I showed you a picture of a yellow wildflower and tried to describe the seed pods that it produces. This is it! I have an image of the flower below.

It’s very pretty! And it grows like, well, a wildflower. If you know anything about mimosa trees, you can see how I made the mistake, thinking they were little baby trees.

That’s all! For today anyway – or yesterday! Doesn’t look like much, but the trailer is pretty full.

And then there’s this….

My boyfriend keeps mowing this baby crepe myrtle down, so I put two rocks around it. I need to dig out the grass and put mulch around it, but I didn’t feel like doing it yesterday. On Tuesday, hopefully. It won’t take much.

I’m dying!

A dying off Queen Anne’s Lace and a close up below. (I’m pretty sure it’s Queen Anne’s Lace!)

In the afternoon, my son and I watched The 7th Voyage of Sinbad. It was made in the 1950’s, so…it wasn’t too bad. A little cheesy, but not that bad. Then, when we sat down to eat dinner, we watched The Kid. The Kid is about Billy the Kid, and wasn’t too bad. I didn’t get to finish it though, I had to get to bed so I could get up this morning.

yellow turns blue

So that was my Saturday! Working on the garden and watching movies. Not too bad!! I have the next two weekends off, so I will more than likely be able to do something different, maybe go on a road trip! I’m dying to get back out there! We shall see!

I think I’ve rambled on enough about my day yesterday, so I’m going to finish here. Hope you enjoyed!

“Love me like Saturday night, like three glasses of champagne, like the room is spinning, like you’re drunk on my love. – C.J. Carlyon

Have a great time, what ever your plans are!!

Thanks for stopping by!


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