Saturday, September 29, 2012

Quick burst of energy

I'd finally convinced myself that it was okay to leave the big garden chores for the spring when I'd have an abundance of energy. But as I had bought some plants on sale about a month (!) ago and bought some mums today, I really had to get some planting done. And in the process, I needed to thin out the Black-eyed Susans, and pull out the junk trees growing under the azaleas, and dig out some grass in the front to make room for some new plants...

It only took about an hour and I feel like I got a lot done. I'll see if I can manage to plant the last new perennials tomorrow after my 20-mile run. And maybe in the process I'll get some more things done like I did today.

Dahlias from the garden

Thursday, September 20, 2012

The sedum saga continues

I am watching a bird out of my back window. It's perched on a sedum plant chowing down. It is either eating what's eating my sedum (in which case, yay!) or it is eating my sedum. If that's the case, birds eat perennials?