After about 4 days of rain we had a nice sunny day and managed to get some things done.
I started off by being lazy and sleeping in (!!!) and then took Princess B to buy roses.
I knew I wanted something fragrant, easy and hardy--I came home with 2 "Little Devils". I don't like the name, so Princess B renamed them "Rosie" and "Pointy"
This is a shot of the front before today's work (I really needed a picture of the real before--before my friend Carol came over to help me dig out trees, cut down bushes, dig out Lily of the Valley, take out rocks and prune.. it was a serious jungle.
I put some Red Cedar mulch down and have a bag left which I think will go on the side flower beds.
Princess B wanted to pick out some pink flowers--and after dissuading her from a Hibiscus tree and a Clematis, we put these in "her" flower bed.
We also planted some Daisies that had been given to us by a friends' son (He is a whiz with plants and has helped me figure out what some of my flowers are)
I also ghetto rigged a Topsy Turvy out of one of the buckets the Rose bushes came in.
I tied the strings inside the bucket so they wouldn't interfere with the plant growing beneath!!
I had a foam circle that I put around the stalk on the inside to protect it and keep the moisture there--and included some shredded newspaper to block the holes and some good dark soil and compost!
I also harvested some Rhubarb today (some--this is less than half of what we have out there--Shoe for scale:)
I have a request already for a Strawberry Rhubarb Pie..I have dreams of Rhubarb cake and Rhubarb punch....
Hubby mowed lawns and started the process to open the pool..It was a very busy, but fun and productive day.
Oh, and I also finished Princess B's other skirt and sewed a new one for her from some fabric she has been eyeing:
Better pictures in the daylight tomorrow.
The fabric was from some I received from Freecycle, I used elastic that belonged to my Mother, some thread that was gifted to me..a very fun and frugal project!
I think my skirt will be next...stay tuned