Saturday, April 11, 2015
Inaugurating the Lawn Mower
Dave broke out our brand-new lawnmower for the first time yesterday. Remember what a nightmare it was to have that thing delivered? Well, now we're glad to have it. The back garden is looking pretty good, I must say!
The roses in the middle are all sprouting after their winter pruning and we already have tons of flowers, mainly daffodils and grape hyacinths.
The white camellia is busting out all over. Dave and I both agreed, though, that if it were up to us, we wouldn't plant a white one. I much prefer pink or red. Oh, well -- it's just a rented camellia.
The green flowers in the foreground are euphorbia. We like them, but man, those things are prolific.
Yesterday I did some weeding while Dave mowed and I accidentally weeded one of our plants, a geum. Dave put it back in the ground but I think its survival is in doubt. I feel very guilty. So many of our plants are so small it's hard to tell them from weeds. Dave accidentally weeded one of our Japanese anemones, thinking it was a blackberry. The hazards of gardening!