I was hot and miserable as I shook the soil from three big wheelbarrow loads of grass that we had to remove.
Look how dry it is. We really need rain tonight!
Poor DH is dying, too. We both took a lot of breaks in this shaded area.
After we finished and cleaned up, I decided to go back and buy two dwarf Golden Threadleaf False Cypress shrubs that I bypassed yesterday. The more I thought about it, the more I wanted them for their compact height (3ft x 3ft max) and their great lime green color.
As we passed a thermometer reading on the way home, we realized why we felt like we were dying in the heat as we worked. It was 96 degrees!
Thanks to all of you who gave me comments on the ninebark. After listening to all of you, I am feeling pretty confident that they are going to work out nicely. I will have to leave a lot of space when planting, but in a couple of years, I think they will fill up the area. I can't plant until after the contractor gets done. I think he will be finished on Tuesday. He's just waiting for one piece he ordered and then he can finish the steps and railing.
While taking one of my many breaks this morning, I was noticing the colorful view from the white bench toward the gardens. As soon as the sun went under a cloud, I snapped a picture to show you.
I see I dropped a piece of rope that we were using to lay out the curve of the new border. Just ignore that. :) This and next will be the best weeks for my garden. After next week, it's all downhill. How sad is that? So much work for such a short time.