A Photo of my yard!!
Several years ago, before it was my yard.
My neighbor gave this to me the other day. He took it from his side of the fence. If only it could look like this again.
When we moved into our small cottage in late August, everything was dead and even the 30 plus rose bushes looked sad. After a little water, we were able to get many nice bouquets of roses before winter settled in. But there was no sign of any thing else.
Now with the warm weather the flower beds have been taken over with weeds, some over 2 feet tall.
As we are clearing out the weeds and trying to prepare for spring planting, we are finding a few surprises.
Reaching up for some of the early spring sunshine, we have found a few of:
and several of these,
and a whole bed of these (please ignore the weeds),
and lots of these.
As I was weeding this flower bed, and after I had pulled up some of these sweet pea vines, my neighbor said, Emmet had sweet peas growing all along that old trellis.
Opps. Well luckily, There were a couple I hadn't pulled out yet.
We'll see what happens with those.
A little of these purple pretties too.
After 2 days on my knees, one of my knees went out and I had to keep it propped up with ice for a couple of days while I watched my sweet Mr. SS weed a few more of the beds.
He wanted me outside with him to "cheer" him on, he said, so he hung my favorite wicker swing.
Now that my knee is better, I will start weeding the rest of the beds tomorrow, a little at a time. Can't kneel, so maybe I'll just scoot around on my bottom. (I know, not a pretty sight), but I have visions of what used to be:
Before I go, I have to wish a big Happy Birthday to my granddaughter Kobi.
She turned 13 today and her wish was to go to Olive Garden with her Mamaw and Papaw.
Could we be any more blessed.