Sunday, February 17, 2008

Clean sheets and garden planning

I washed our sheets yesterday. There is nothing like clean sheets. I remember reading somewhere that Oprah feels the same way and has clean sheets put on her bed every 3rd day. Pure luxury! We go a little longer than that, more like three months. HA!

So my garden planning has begun. This house was a rental for 15 years and the yard has great potential. So it is time for my fanatasizing of what I would like the yard to be. There is a great perennial garden, which I have expanded on, but much more needs to be done. We had to take down a 100 year old sugar maple in the front of the house which leaves a gapping hole. I have planted some low growing ever greens and it looks nice, but it needs more. I removed the Yucca plants out front, which by the way, are one of the most difficult plants to get rid of and I am still fighting the good fight. Last summer I started a new garden, but I didn't finish it. I had to dig down about 8 inches and discard the dirt. The dirt was sterile and contained rusty nails and broken pieces of plates, degraded wood, moss and broken pieces of cement. A lot of work. Anyway, I have big plans for this little garden.

Some of the plants I will be putting in this year are Lime Light Hydrangeas, Hostas, Endless Bloom Hydrangeas, perhaps some Forsythias and a Dogwood Tree. There are a whole host of other plants that I will be planting, but I don't know the name of them. I do know that I will be putting in some lilac bushes as well, an arbor out front along the walk way and a fence that is attached to our light post.

In addition we have an area of the yard that is unusable currently, it is overgrown with weeds, gets mostly shade and has standing water when it rains hard, for days. I am going to reclaim it, put in a tether ball and a fire pit so we can roast marsh mallows.

So as you can see there needs to be a lot of planning. Oh and a lot of money too. One thing at a time and planning helps me take it in stages.

Think green! Spring will be here before we know it!!


tiff said...

I love clean sheets but not gardening. Not at all.
There is some bloggy bling for you over at my blog.

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

Oh yes, clean sheets. Something we unfortunately don't have nearly often enough here either.

Good luck with the garden! I have high hopes for mine this year, but have the feeling that my black thumb will prevail as it has every year up until now...