Do any of you living near Detroit, know of the Bodker dairy advertised on my milk can?
I have had 'Alexander' for a few years and it has grown large enough for me to separate. I have it in four different areas right now. Here is another section near my bird bath:
I do love to get four or five nice plants from one purchase.
I even have it growing in the area where I toss all the debris I remove from my garden. Somehow I must have dug up a small section of 'Alexander' and tossed it along with something else.
Unfortunately the foliage has reverted to its original green color. I am still going to dig it up and find a place to put it in one of my gardens.
I took a vacation day from work today and spent 6am to 10am working outside. One of my main projects was to trim the yew hedge leading to my deck.
I have about half of it done in this pic.
It is getting pretty wide, so I also removed a bit of its girth.
It took about 1.5 hours to get it all done (it is only half done in this pic, too).
I just used my little Felco pruners, so I had to make a gazillion cuts.
This yew bush in the front of the house also got a haircut.
You see the unpruned shrub. I did not take pics of the finished work, so you will just have to trust me when I say that it all has a much cleaner appearance now. I still have one more shrub to prune, but my fingers are getting a bit stiff, so it will wait for another day.
It's about 11 am now and I just finished a ham/cheese sandwich for brunch. Even those it is already 80 degrees outside, I am heading back out. I never waste a day off just sitting around. I do intend to work on less strenuous projects like painting a table and some chairs. Of course, you know that I will show you how it turns out in a later post.