Thursday, August 5, 2010
I admit it, I'm lazy. And, I guess, cheap. I bought cheap bird seed at the wild bird center, you know, the kind that will sprout. That was before I started working on the yard. From now on I will spend a little extra for the non-sprouting seed and cut down on a little weeding. On the plus side, these pretty little sunflowers sprouted from that seed. My kids picked them for me the other day. We put them, along with a couple sprigs of basil, in this vase that had belonged to my husbands grandfather. I smile every time I pass by it.
The weather was so pleasant today that I had no excuse for not getting out into the Ugly. I didn't bother taking pictures of more weeds. Honestly, I don't understand how they grow. There is no water in the area I worked in today, the dirt is the consistency of cement and yet there are growing, no, flourishing, waist-tall weeds. ARG! It did feel good to clear that area though. Now the kids can play over there without fear of being attacked by prickly weeds. Ultimately, I would like to plant some hydrangeas and hostas there, as it is quite shady in that part of the Ugly. I may be able to pull it off, my neighbor has hydrangeas growing in her yard so I know they can stand the heat. Ah, another project to add to the list......