We moved the huge bed of orange lilies down to take over the small area around the lower drive. When Hamilton was exhausted from digging trenches he got the thumbs up to send two wheelbarrow loads tumbling over the hill into the woods. We sent them down with plenty of earth clinging to their rhizomes; I except the whole bank to be a blaze of orange next year. Or not.
All those lilies on the left--gone. The girls planted their mosaic stones and a few flowers while we consider what to do.
In the event anyone wonders about the lettuce tower, it is dwindling. The greens now make salad for six, no augmenting with store lettuce.
Though the deer have not visited the lettuce tower they have munched on through the pansies. Aided by the skunks, no doubt; I often smell they have passed when I go out in the morning.
It was so cool this morning after more rains over night the garden crew was assembled early to battle a grassy infestation in our mulch free sections. Taking advantage of our hard work! Emily and I spent two hours and dispatched the worst; Laura and Hamilton cleared the colchim leaves that have died back.
A picture from last fall. Colchim are fall blooming crocus. In late July we can dig up this twenty five year old bed, replant many and make friends happy with the rest.
All this work this morning so Laura and I could go on a spending spree for marked down replacements for the pansies. We only bought two more plants than the two we left for.
We put succulents in the old pebble pot. For years it has held only the soccer ball; time for an upgrade. The mustard pot now has little geranium types. Really inexpensive plants may be without tags. I have no idea. An old pot of pansies remains, to entice the deer.
Because instead of a cheap plant to fill the other pot, we found a cheap rose. With lots of thorns. I know from experience deer love roses. May they get bloody lips from this one.
And a new hanging basket refill. The plants from the old hanging basket went around the mosaic pavers. We do recycle.
By the time we were done Laura and I were hot and sweaty and dirty. One watering can was dispensed on the flowers around the pavers, where the sun had passed. The rest could wait until it was not so darn hot.
Right on schedule, thunderstorms from the heat of the day. Rain forecast all day tomorrow. Good job, garden crew.