Good afternoon Folks,
Well, it’s afternoon here in s.e. FL. It is quite a bit cooler today than yesterday. It was miserable when we went out around 9 for trim the front hedgerow that had grown out over the sidewalk from all the rain we’ve had lately. I usually do this, but DH volunteered this time as I was going to be using the electric hedge clippers. They get heavier for me as I go along the hedge, about 50-70 feet or so. I was glad he volunteered. I ‘LOVE’ doing yard work and have since I was a kid, it’s just the older I get things get a little harder to do or wear me out faster. Anyway, we headed out front with extension cords, the trimmer, a rake, the wheel barrow and hand clippers, and oh yeh, don’t for get the ‘sweat rags’ to mop our faces. Yesterday it was in the mid 80’s and felt like it was in the mid to high 90’s, a LOT worse than today.
It took us about 1 1/2 hours. I raked up and wheeled the debris down the sidewalk, up the driveway, and into our fenced in space by the driveway. We don’t have a mulcher, I bag the small stuff up and the county pics it up once a week and turns it all into mulch which is FREE to all who want it. Larger stuff is stacked in a nice pile to be picked up too.
I still have weeds to pull, weed wacking to do, other stuff to trim in the gardens, but all in good time, and only in the mornings when it’s cooler.
I don’t have before pictures of the hedgerow growing into the sidewalk, just an after picture looking west. You can see the start of the pile of brush. It will be bigger after I do the rest. Today we did errands and after I put the cold things away, I mowed.
Ok, I am back, this is Tuesday and I bagged up all the debris from Sunday. Did some weedwacking and trimming today and I am pooped. Also washed and hung out a load of laundry and helped DH with putting the formica on the counter top for the caravan.
Here are more photos of our tropical jungle taken the other day.
My shed garden. Where is the path leading to St. Francis? Where is the rock border? The rock border shows this evening after I weedwacked this morning, but I didn’t take a picture. I still need to weed and trim the overgrowth into the path.
This is looking west, on the front path between front hedgerow and garden areas. Mexican sunflowers are the tall plants on the left. These are from cuttings we took last year from a vacant lot. I’m still waiting to see the yellow blooms.
The main garden area is through the iron gate and lattice arbor.
I’m at the northwest corner of the garden, at the back where the little sitting area is.
Another view from the same area.
I love this vibrant purple gate.
This is a view of the secret overgrown garden.
A view from the front sidewalk.
The fronthedge pile at the base of the palm and another smaller pile at the base of the Queen Crepe.
This photo is after the trim job, and you can see out to the street until it all fills back in.
Front entry patio area.
This view is looking southeast from main garden area.
Gate leads to driveway, east.
I see this patio area from my ‘creative space’ inside.
This is our longest view from inside the driveway gates.
That’s it from our tropical gardens. Our haven from the crazy, hectic world that we live in.
Happy Gardening and living life each day.