Clean Up Saturday with Baby Hawk

Busy week ahead with heading to the Independent Garden Center Show and loading up the GMC and throwing a party with LaManda at the Peterson Garden in Chicago. I made a commitment to spend most of the day on Saturday cleaning up around the front landscape of my home. I’m glad I made that choice because I got more accomplished then I thought I would and it was also a great time to energize with my hands in the soil.

Today was a day where time was limited and I need to get the pruning and deadheading done quick so  I used the golf cart, my corona loppers and heavy rake.  One think I must note is to get a job done quick and hassle free you need to have the right tools.

Love the blooms on this low growing grass.  I tweeted to  find out what the name of it was and @Betweenthelimes and @kublieya tell me it is Liriope muscari.

This little landscape area around the pond deck has been saved by the fact that I didn’t do a good clean up in late June like I normally do.  The leaves and over growth of weed helped hold the moisture in during the drought.  I think this area is looking lush and ready to bloom with yellow blooming sedum about to open under the Liriope muscari. The leaves on the dogwood got a little fried but they have new growth as well so I’m not worried.



Sharing a quick video I did with my iphone just after finishing up the clean up job.  I just had to share the baby hawk that was singing while I was doing my clean up this evening.

I hope you find time to energize while cleaning up or just enjoying a walk in nature this weekend.

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  1. Cindy Menn August 19, 2012
    • Bren August 19, 2012
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