Some days Momma lets me lounge around and some days not. The truth is that I love to be outside except when it's raining. Lately, we have been spending lots of time in the yard because there is so much work to do.
I spend lots of time in this corner guarding the tomato plants. Daddy got them planted a couple of weeks ago and they are going strong. The herbs on top of the planters are slowly growing, too and could probably benefit from a little Tiffy watering if you know what I mean. Too bad they are way up high.
I can only do what I can do. The rest is up to Mother Nature and Momma.
Stubbys' garden needs a lot of work. Some of the plants are growing good but there are bare spots everywhere. The ground in this garden is so hard and Momma got a huge blister digging in here the other day.
Some plants are going to be moved around and some new plants are being added. With the exception of the tree, all the plants in this garden are part shade. Momma has decided to only plant natives from now on so she has been struggling with what to put here. What you don't see are all the chotskies Momma has yet to put out in the gardens. She is a little behind this year so I will have to take more pictures once everything is in place.
Half of the spots in the bird house have activity this year. We haven't seen any babies yet but I'm sure they will make their appearance soon.
This garden by the gate really needs work, too. Momma has no idea what to do here but she wants to liven it up.
This is the rest of the garden by the gate. And that's Stubby's rain barrel. It's one of my favorite places to pee. It smells just like him.
More work is needed here, too. I don't know how Momma is going to get all this done this summer but I have a feeling I will be assisting. The spring was so short that we are under the gun to get things looking good for the summer.
This garden is a train wreck! The bench that Daddy built years ago needs to be repainted and there are so many weeds that it is going to take days to pull them all. The bed edge needs to be cut, too.
It's hard to see in this picture but there are two butterfly bushes that are slowly coming back to life. Chasing butterflies was one of Stubby's hobbies in his younger days. The rest of the plants here arrived by birds and some are wanted while others aren't.
Momma got the veggie garden planted last Saturday. It may look like only half the garden is planted but the left half was planted with seeds. My carrots were planted along with Momma's beans. She's a bean freak and says that she would like an entire garden filled with bean plants. I have no idea what she's going to do with all the beans but I sure hope she doesn't plan on feeding them to me.
This may just be the only garden that doesn't need any work. Even though some of the plants could benefit from being split, Momma is going to leave things be here because she needs to concentrate on the other gardens. The little stepping stone says "Dog Crossing" because that's where I cut through to the patio.
Momma bought a native shade plant, wood poppy, to go in this corner. The shepherd's hook will eventually hold a hanging basket and a bird house.
Ugh! Momma says that every time she walks by here. The daylilies need to be split because they grow but don't bloom. The splitting may have to wait until later this summer because Momma and I already have lots to do.
Trimming this tree and cleaning up this bed are on our list, too.
Too bad I can't just sit and enjoy the day.
I might as well go back to bed because all this work stuff is making me tired. I think it's time to call the landscapers.