Quite contrary, I would have to say, at least that is how my garden has grown in the past. I am hoping that this year will be different. To be honest, it always starts out well. I love to garden in the spring, and Kahlua is happy with how things look. I finally got a great picture of her. Have you ever seen such a happy dog. It is hard to believe that merely a year ago she was on the brink of death.
Last week was busy. It was wonderful having Angela staying with us, but between work and social events with our Rwandan guests, Douglas and I did not have time to do many things around the house. On Saturday, we had a special dinner for our last dinner all together. It is great to form friendships with people from around the world.
It was hard to say good-bye to everyone on Sunday morning. I hope that we are able to visit Rwanda someday soon.
After taking leave of our Rwandan visitors, Douglas and I went to the nursery and Home Depot to buy some things for the garden. One thing that we had planned to buy, we did not have to. On Saturday morning, Douglas mentioned to Angela and I that we needed a couple more bins for yard work and recycling. That afternoon, we visited the Goodwill store so that Angela could buy some things to take back to Rwanda, and what did I find? Two bins! Exactly the kind that Douglas was planning to buy and for much cheaper than he would have paid. There are great forces at work in this world.
We got right to work when we got home. Douglas started taking out the bush in the backyard. That bush has been my nemesis since we moved in. It is a pricker bush, and it attacks me regularly.
I will miss the screen between our yard and the neighbor’s patio, but it only blocks the view in the summer since it is not an evergreen.
I am happy to see it go. We will put a privet hedge there in the next couple of weeks. First, Douglas is going to have to get the stump out.
I did some pruning, raking and other basic cleaning of the yard and garden beds. I also did some planting.
Normally, I plant only perennials, but I broke down this year and bought some annuals. I do appreciate their longer lasting color.
I wanted to get more done, but it was dark before I knew it. Once again, I need to have patience.