Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Well, it is now July and I feel like summer is half way over (we have only been out of school for 2 weeks) The good news the sun is out and the heat has been a bit more manageable. Today's to-do list includes haircuts for the kids and going to the pool. Joj is off until Monday so he is going to putter. I'm hoping that when I return from the pool I will have new steps out the backdoor. We currently have a combination of actual steps and milk crates.
I took a couple of pics this morning and I have realized that almost every flower in my garden is pink. Hmmmmm, I'm not really a pink girl, but there is something about pink flowers.
I got this rose bush last year for my birthday and I was sure I had killed it. Apparently not, but I'm not sure how to deal with the massive clumps, I mean "sprays" of flowers. The look a little cramped to me. Last night I cut a couple off and put them in my little creamer. I love the look of creamers and have a few, but never use them. I just need to remind myself to use them for vases.
When we moved in there was not a lot in the backyard, that at is with the exception of our own fire hydrant. Isn't she a beaut?? The previous owners had a dog and I guess they thought it was kitschy. I think it is awful. This spring I planted a clematis that I had gotten last year, never planted and thought I had killed (hmmmmm, I noticing a pattern here) I was hoping it would take off and cover the hydrant, but it hasn't really done anything yet. It has grown a little bit, but not like what I had hoped.
The only thing THRIVING in my garden is some random vine that is EVERYWHERE. We have a rental behind us and I'm convinced that is where it came from. It grows a good 3 feet a day and wraps around everything. I'm constantly trying to free my poor little plants from strangulation. I've tried to embrace it and when there was nothing in the garden at least it was something, but now I want it to go away!!
If you know what it is and how to get rid of it PLEASE let me know. I am begging!!
Well, that's what happening in my neck of the woods. Very exciting I know.
Happy Wednesday everyone :0)