>ok, so it’s been a while since I posted here. I had one more flower bed area (a square one made by the “L” shape of our front concrete walkway)….this is where a picture is worth a thousand words, I think. Anyway, I put the same kind of stones around that 4 foot square area, planted some kind of bush in the middle (hydrangea, I think….all I remember is that it said the flowers would be red or blue depending on the acidity/alkalinity of the soil), and some “Labrador Violets” around the edge. I think these are annuals, so they die every year, right? This is what we plan on happening, anyway, since the center bush is supposed to grow 3-5 foot square and high, which would block out the flowers. I guess even if they do come back each year, they will probably die eventually.
We spent about an hour handpainting four trellises for the rose bushes we bought. I haven’t planted them, given the fact that my six year old daughter turned the sprinkler on that section of the yard (against the east side of the house) and it was as wet as (insert appropriate simile here)! So I will be planting those when I have another day off and the ground isn’t saturated.
My wife wants to plant a Hosta (whatever that is) on the NE corner of the house, but I pointed out to her that this is where most of our utilities come into the house (cable, phone, electric), and we need to call first. They are supposed to come out today (Thursday) and mark the lines where we can’t dig. So that too is on hold.
The trees are doing ok. The Braeburn is maintaining (looks the same as it did in the pot), but the Gala looks like it’s in shock, given the fact that the leaves are drooping and all the blossom petals fell off. Well, if it doesn’t make it, we’ll just have to try again, I mean, I didn’t dig that steenkin’ hole for nothing!