As soon as I got home I put on a pair and started raking one side of the arbor gardens. This is what the gloves looked like less than two hours later:
The garden looks pretty clean... at least on this side.
Can you believe I got three wheelbarrow loads from just the center area? It's amazing how many pine needles and pine cones fall from these trees.
I have not even started to rake the other side. There is so much work to do!
I planted the Orange Perfection in the barrels on the deck. One barrel has two plants
and one has just one in the middle back. There is some blue Russian Sage on each side of the orange.
I also planted the two Pineapple Lilies and put them in the garage because it's still a month or more before they can go outside.
I did not remember that I was getting two bulbs. I remember that the bulb was pretty expensive, so I feel better that I got two instead of one.
I decided that I had done enough for one day.
This week after work I will do a bit more each evening, if the weather is nice.