Sunday, June 1, 2008
Fun in the yard
This is a hibiscus that had been neglected for years, probably. Please don't hate me too bad, Donna in Louisiana!!! I cut it back severely today, and cleaned out grasses, asparagus ferns (note, I refuse to ever capitalize this),and a stray cherry bush that had gotten started from a nearby plant. I think, while the hibiscus is re-growing out, I will look into getting some type of vegetable suitable for summer that will climb the fence here...it gets full sun all day and will be perfect. What do you think of a climbing green bean? I need to do some investigating to see what that would be! I always liked to get fresh green beans whenever I can, from my own darn yard! That's fun!
You can see the grass directly behind the fence that has had a broken sprinkler, and it is so dry...but further back green grass is present. I am going to start hand watering until it fills in again, until the darn sprinkler is fixed. The sprinkler man came out and fixed quite a few that needed help, but this one doesn't turn like it should, so it just shoots out a stream in one straight line...and this is going to be addressed ASAP.
This picture is to show the evil that lurks in my yard...asparagus fern...it runs rampant here, and is a pain in the tush to deal with since it will stick you to death dealing with it. So this is my evil corner!
This Flippin Flapjacks has had a few leaves shrivel and disintegrate, but I see also that there are new leaves coming out...how cool is that...(I'm happy).
And last but not least, look how tall these suckers grow. Another Kalenchoe. I am wondering if it would look good if I put peices of it in each hole of my strawberry pot, and in the top as well. Would it get too tall and crazy looking, or would it look really neat? I can't decide. What do you think?