Wonderful afternoon in the garden!
Well, the last two afternoons have been beautiful here. Light ocean feeling breeze, temps in the upper 80's and low humidity. I wanted to do some gardening yesterday but had to take one of my pups in for her annual checkup. So I did manage a little weeding but not much more than that. This afternoon, I got to finish up with work around 5:30 (Yeah, normal time for once!!) and got outside by 5:45 this afternoon. I got the rest of my kitchen window bed tilled up. That was huge especially getting the tiller to crank LOL. I also got the tilling done for some plantings I want to do out at the edge of the lawn in my "Palm and Cactus" garden. I got 4 Pink Pampas grass in at the edge of this garden and my 2 Black Magic EE's at the kitchen window. I transplanted a Musa Basjoo that over wintered and really didn't like it's location. I wouldn't have moved it now but it was really really struggling. So I thought I may as well give it a good chance in a closer bed with some better conditions. I then watered the veggies, the gardinias and hibiscus, and purple fountain grass I put in about a month ago, watered the new plantings and had a face to face with a beautiful male Ruby Throated Hummingbird that was checking out my work. He then flew off to play with 3 or 4 of his friends, darting over the decks and playing around the feeders. What a wonderful afternoon!! I hope to have the weed barrier complete and mulch in the new beds by the end of the holiday weekend!! :-)