Saturday, May 2, 2015
In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt. ~Margaret Atwood
Hubby Neil is the gardener at our house. I don’t think he intended this to be funny when he placed his gloves on the handles of the wheelbarrow during a break today. I, on the other hand, thought it was hilarious and, being the resident photographer, had to take a picture.
Most of the plants in our yard are shade-loving. Trouble is, we don’t have much shade anymore. We’ve had about six trees removed this past year which has left us with a very bright and sunny yard. Neil has been busy digging up and replanting all these shade-loving plants like our Hostas, and it’s been a challenge finding new, shady homes for them around the yard.
Last week we bought a flowering crabapple tree to replace the mulberry tree that we had removed last March. They even ground the stump away, but when Neil started digging to plant the new tree, he ran into the rest of the stump and its network of roots hiding under the surface. Surprise!
It looks like a giant crab trying to wrestle its way out of the dirt. Time to bring the stump grinder folks back in. Who knew a mulberry tree could be so stubborn?
Bloom where you are planted. ~Author Unknown
Happy Saturday, everyone!