Hope you had a nice Memorial Day weekend, we did. The weather was gorgeous, and it is always a great feeling at our house when there are no sports engagements and no work for my husband (although his damn blackberry did buzz all weekend, and he did have to reply, at least he was here). Three days with no commitments feels like heaven. My Dad is home and feeling much better (thanks for the well wishes), so it was smooth sailing. My husband and I went out to the oh-so-neglected garden. After not too long, I took a break and went in search of my garden journal. Funnily enough, I found the last entry was Memorial Day a year ago. I told you, I was really into it once, but not anymore. I'm back to wanting all the results, but not wanting to do the work. I can see the potential, I have always believed in it's potential. I thought I'd show you my garden journal...I am going to journal in it again before a year from now too!
As I said, I used to be really into gardening, and I was really into documenting all the beautiful flowers that grew in the garden. I would take photos (film) and then spend hours cutting them out and gluing them down. As you can see, I've always been a bit mad for the David Austin antique roses. Here are some pages from my old garden journal.
Back to this weekend... While chatting out front with a neighbor I heard this loud humming, looked up, and saw thousands of bees gravitating toward a tree. The next morning, I took this photo assuming that it was a hive. The kids were all excited so when the other neighbor children came out, they called them over to see. There was nothing there, they were completely gone. What gives? Any bee experts out there?
Anyway, we pretty much only worked on the side yard , I tend to move slooowwwlllyy in the heat, but here's a shot after we called it a day. I think that we should hire a gardener, too much neglect goes by if you wait a year to really tend to things. If you were up close, you'd see the weedy lawn and empty spots. Here's the view from the back of the side yard looking to the front yard:
and the reverse view: