Chore List for 5/3
Dig out 1 bucketful of Bermuda grass.
Finish edging patio flower bed.
Plant Four O' Clocks around patio.
Install folding fencing around Four O' Clocks.
Clean and hose off patio.
That's all that got accomplished today. Maybe I can finally finish up tomorrow.
Before (top) and after (bottom). The little fencing is not only there to keep the dogs out, it will eventually be hidden by the big Four O' Clocks that are planted behind it. It will (hopefully) keep those large plants upright and off of the grass. I moved a few volunteer alyssum to the front of the fencing and trimmed the dead branches from the thyme plant. Poor old thyme has been there for 20 years, and it looks worse every year. I fear it's on its last legs and will have to be replaced with a new plant next year.....probably a rosemary, as I don't use much thyme. I tossed that small rug in the washer, and it completely fell apart. Mr. Granny said if Otto (the boy dog) had peed on me all winter, I'd probably disintegrate too! He (Otto, not Mr. Granny) did have a habit of not quite making it off the patio when it was wet or snowy outside.
Tomorrow I have to install my new clothesline. I took my old one down to our Arizona house several years ago, and it got sold along with the property. I have, in the past, strung some lines over the dog kennel garden, but that's getting too full of plants to be used for drying clothes. So....I bit the bullet and bought a new one the other day. I was shocked at the prices! I probably paid no more than $25 for my old umbrella style line 20-some years ago, and it's still sturdy to this day. I searched on line for a new one, and most of them were nearly $200 and even more! I finally found what looked to be a decent one at Home Depot for $89.99, but decided to Google the brand and model number, which brought me to the exact same one at Walmart for just under $40. Fifty dollars difference is a lot! I also got free shipping to my house if I ordered another $5 item, so I ordered a can of coffee! The order came in two shipments. The coffee arrived in two days (yesterday), packed in a heavy cardboard (reusable!) box and delivered to my door by FedEx. It's the same brand I buy locally, and it was actually cheaper on line. The clothesline came today. I haven't opened it yet, so tomorrow I'll know whether I got a good deal, or if it's only going to be strong enough to hang out our underwear, LOL!