I worked for one hour and removed 5 wheelbarrow loads. I think that's a pretty good beginning. This is one area I raked...just the front section.
You can't even tell, can you? All my work goes unnoticed!
Just to prove it, here's a wheelbarrow load ready to be dumped:
I was quite dismayed to see that this small rockwall area still has orange poppies coming up. I've been trying to kill them off for the past two years! They are persistent little devils!
What really excited me today was this in the backyard rockwall garden:
You're not excited?
How about a close up? The ones in the front had a little rock on top of them. I removed it and they will straighten out with a few days of sunshine.
O.K. I can see where most people may not be overly excited, but I am ecstatic because these are the new tulips I planted last fall--the Rai Parrot tulips.
Remember these flamboyant beauties?
If the deer eat these tender new shoots, I swear I am going to throw myself on the ground and cry!
I gave them a good dose of deer repellent and I will continue to do so until they bloom. Deer repellent does not always work. Deer are evil, evil creatures to gardeners. They can destroy dozens of plants in just one gluttonous night.
Please keep your fingers crossed for me!