Really. Not bad at all.
I was outside at 6:30 a.m. Wouldn't you know it was the hottest, muggiest morning of the year -- already 75 degrees with 80% humidity at 6:30 a.m. I removed a big swath of purple fall asters that I have been wanting to get rid of for a few years. Too bad I had just cut them all back so they would bloom at different heights a few days ago!
I was hot and red-faced, but happy with my progress, when DH came out about 7:15 a.m.
For those of you who believe plants have feelings, too, you will be happy to know that we transplanted most of the lilies-in-bud to this garden way back in the wooded area.
These are all common orange daylilies and I was just going to throw them away until DH suggested putting the daylilies here. What a great idea! Nothing else will grow back there. My man is beginning to take an interest in the garden--I am thrilled! Maybe it will be his retirement hobby.
Did you notice that beautiful burgundy/green steaked coleus? I don't know what it is, but I do love it. I underplanted it with purple calibrachoa. The calibrachoa is not doing that well. Do any of you have problems with calibrachoa? They never seem to grow big and full for me.
Back to the strolling path.........by 10 a.m. it was over 80 degrees and still high humidity--unbearable for Michiganians who are used to a high of 70 degrees. So we decided to wait until late afternoon to finish the path.
While we were waiting for the temperature to go down, DH went out to buy 400 lbs. of top soil as the topsoil pile we have is full of weeds (and I already turned it into a garden area).
I am quite pleased with our efforts. The whole project was much easier than we expected and I don't think I have ruined the garden bloom at all. I can now walk along the path and deadhead daylilies that I could not reach before. I am doing the happy dance tonight!
My Weekend Goal was to Make a Bench Pillow - I am happy to report that I accomplished that goal!
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