I'm beginning to think I need to change the name of my blog. The only time I've touched my sewing machine in the last month was to put it in the cabinet. I even bought some fabric in Arizona to make scrub tops for my husband. I haven't found it yet. I know it is in a box some...where....
Most days have been spent outside. This yard has been neglected for a long time. We are told that the first owner was a Dutch man and the yard was gorgeous at one time. As I clean flower beds, I keep finding bulbs. I've been replanting them and if they all come back, spring will be a colorful surprise. I have stopped counting how many irises there are here. In the back yard, there was a big raised planter. At the center is a mystery shrub or tree.
I am told it might be a pomegranate and if it is we will keep it. It was surrounded by irises that have probably not been divided in years. I have been digging them and up and moving them around the yard. What you see is a circle of about four feet around the tree that I am gradually making my way towards.
On the other side of the yard, there were two more roses and I cut them way back. I wasn't sure if I had killed them but they were tall and leggy. Today there are roses on both. One a pretty dark pink and one a light peachy pink.
We also have a rose bed in the front yard that has about 20 roses. It is so much fun to see them bloom and each one is a different variety. I'll show you pictures of that soon. Right now, I can't leave the "baby".
I have a new gardening companion. This four legged beastie, who is supposed to be my son's puppy, is now my shadow. Every where I go, he follows and cries if I dare to leave him behind. As companions go, he's alright. If I could get him to leave the irises where I've planted them and stop making puddles in the house, he'd be perfect.