Finally – it would be warm all day – mid ’70’s – bright sunshine
Time to get outside after all the rain and cold days!
Even though we have had to stay inside from our walks
The rain has left the lawn thick and lush!
I have now mowed at least a half dozen times – seems like every 4 days
except when it rains and then I sneak it in between showers!
The side yard has really filled in – that has been my problem area
I also started two years ago – putting lime pellets down
in the fall time!
One of the outdoor Tower Gardens – the other is in the enclosed patio
It has been cold at night – high 30’s to mid 40’s –
yet with all the rain and peaks of sunshine – it is growing!
We decided this year LESS IS MORE in planting flowers!
99 % of the greens you see – flower and come up each year
except the green bushes !
So we decided to POT this year with flowers
with three or four in the flower beds
and the rest in the enclosed patio.
It takes me 60 minutes with a push lawn mower
trimming included and weed whacker
to mow the lawn
a few people tell me they no longer do this
but I enjoy it !
It is a form of exercise for me – almost 5000 steps!
And I get the feeling of something I have created
and see the results of all that I have planted in the 14 years!
All of this I have planted by hand and cultivated.
I only wish this bush would look like this all summer
but – after it blooms it loses it petals
and new leaves are formed along with getting larger.
The grass is so soft and spongy like
almost as if you are walking on a carpet.
I have a lawn company called Bio-Turf
for four years now –
and they do a terrific job.
Six different times they come to the house each year
and do all the spreading – plugging – and seeding and lime spreading
VERY HAPPY WITH THEM!
Our first rose of the year – with many more to come
they will bloom – go away and later in the summer bloom again
The three Swedish horses that Maddy – Ella and Sarah made for us
laying in the bed.
And – with the same theme – one potted planter
everything else comes up each year.
Thank you for reading Papa’s World
I hope you enjoyed my little tour of the yard
I hope to do the same tour of the enclosed patio.
WHERE FRIENDS MEET THE FAMILY!