It’s that time of year when the weather is warmer, the sun is out (for a little bit anyway) and I’m craving to do some heavy landscaping.
I spent most of my day clearing a section of side yard. Pulling weeds, digging a small trench, and moving rock.
I hate weeds. And I get great satisfaction popping their little roots right out of their soil rich environment.
As you can see, I have a lot of work to do with the East side. The partial path I created yesterday, I’m already not happy with it so today I will change it. I know, I know…..
Some people ask me, “Why don’t you hire a landscape person”?
Now why would I want to do that? Especially when I can get outside, enjoy the sun and get exercise. Its therapeutic. Hire someone….pffffft.
My husband laughed and shook his head as I carried rocks from one side of the yard to the other. Never satisfied. Already contemplating how I am going to pull up our slate patio and reset the whole thing for the 4th time…I think this is my father’s artistic contracting side that is showing in me. My husband thinks I’m crazy, but he admits it looks great.
I’ve been trying to create a secluded space for us and the plants are not growing fast enough. Some were not looking so well from the heavy snow we had this past winter and I feared they would die. But it appears they are coming back just fine.
I love my plants. Especially my Monkey Tail tree. He is my baby. Seriously, he is my baby. I tell him how beautiful he is. I bought him at a nursery years ago when he was only a few inches tall and now he is about 3 feet tall. He is a slow grower and when the heavy snow came, I was outside uncovering him so he wouldn’t freezer burn. He has a special, flower bed I built, just for him that gets full sun.
I love plants that look exotic. Not anything will grow here in the Pacific Northwest so I try to find the most different of plants that will tolerate the unpredictable, yet cooler climate.
Our East side yard gets part sun and I’m on the hunt for Black Mondo grass. I researched black plants and those that I have found can tolerate part sun to shade. So for now I am in preparation mode to create a space for my future black plants.