I’ve been singing one note lately – gardening. 😎
I won’t put you to sleep by detailing what I’ve been doing. Let’s just say I’ve been catching up on weeding, pruning, planting containers, and, of course, moving plants around because that’s what gardeners do.
I’ve also taken some time to just sit and enjoy being outside in the beautiful weather we’ve been having. Windows are open, and the fragrance of the lilacs finishing up their season is unbelievable.
If you remember, the MGs are fighting rodents at a new native pollinator garden which we found out is a family of groundhogs. One garden tender is a resident, and he has set a trap. So far, he’s relocated two members of the family, and we’re hoping to relocate the entire group so the garden has an opportunity to prosper.
I worked out there on Saturday and found that the majority of the plants are recovering except for the lupines and butterfly weed. But, did the tomato cages with plastic fencing, chicken wire cloches, and dollar store waste cans all pinned to the ground with landscape pins work? Yes, they did. 🙂
I also went on a gardening tour last week to a fellow MG’s home. She has a native lakeside woodland garden that is jaw-dropping beautiful. The most spectacular feature is a pond they created where a previous owner had dumped gardening waste into a depression in the ground. They added a liner, circulating pump, lined it with rocks, and planted it with native ferns and flowers. It is spectacular, and even though I took a ton of photos, I couldn’t really capture its beauty.
Whatever you are doing this second week of June, I hope it includes some time outside doing whatever makes you happy. 78°F with moderate humidity make me a happy woman even with the darn black flies. 😎