Last weekend Randy worked very hard to get the gazebo roof completed. It’s been a long time coming but I love how it turned out. We pressure washed it to get it ready for some quality sitting time this summer.
I didn’t get a lot of time outside this week the rains came and hung around making it to wet to weed or plant. The one day I did get out though, I worked all around the pond area trying to get the work done before the plants exploded in growth, I barely made it! I did however manage to get the topsoil, leaf grow mix added to the pond walls and leveled out the stones. I also managed to get the weeds out and the mulch down. I still need to attach the stones but that’s another day when it’s dry out.
Today with a break in the rain we moved quick tackling a bunch of little things; moving some outdoor furniture, spreading mole repellent, cleaning out under the deck, mowing the front lawn, moving a massive pile of pots to the front for recycling, spreading some pine straw under the azaleas in the back and installing the water canon in the back flower bed.
Several years ago I bought some metal frogs that were brightly painted and I wanted to mount them to the gazebo. I asked Randy to drill holes in them and he eventually did but they hadn’t gotten mounted. Today he mounted them only the way he did it is leaving me with a really gruesome feeling.
Those nails were not quite what I had in mind and while he doesn’t understand, it’s freaking me out. I wanted a smaller nail, much smaller that I could put a dot of paint on so the frogs would just look like they were hanging, not like they’d been, nailed. Yeah, we gotta do something about that.
In other and much less gruesome news, the azaleas that were planted to hide the heat pumps are doing very well, even though the deer ate them last fall when they broke in to the backyard. They don’t all bloom at the same time which is not really a bad thing, because it means lots of flowers at different times, but I bet they would be amazing blooming all together. I guess I need those guys that do Amen corner to come take care of mine!
Speaking of blooms, I’ve been waiting years to see this bloom,
It’s been eating by deer, mowed over multiple times and now transplanted to a safe spot behind a crepe myrtle. Maybe one day it will even manage to climb into the crepe myrtle but for now, I’m so happy to see all these beautiful flowers!