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.