Sunday, September 6, 2009

Fall Clean Up

I hope everybody is having a nice Labor Day weekend. I had to work after all yesterday so haven't gotten very much done, but I got to stay home today.

I worked out in the yard most of the day. I wanted to paint, but the yard called me so out I went. I did some hard pruning of some shrubs I allowed to get too tall. It looks much tidier now. I also got the front yard mowed.
I don't know what's wrong with my cherry tree; it's dropped most of its leaves. I hope it doesn't die.

I moved my American flag to a post on the far side of the driveway. Water had collected behind the holder and rotted a piece of my porch post off :( The post the flag is on now was intended to hold a large decorative birdfeeder, but I haven't re-built a new roof for it yet. It's only been in the garage waiting for nine years... I need to paint this post white.
I wanted to make one or two wood sunflowers but didn't get to it. I did put out the wood pumpkins that Alissa and I made last year.
I planted a variety of sweet potato vine next to them. These plants grow as fast as kudzoo and will look nice in a couple of weeks. They are annuals and will be ruined with the first frost but Gail was throwing them away since it's the end of the season and I wanted to see if the deer will eat them. If the deer leave them alone, I'll be planting them all over next spring!

My arbor is looking great with three different vines growing up it. I planted jasimine but have some volunteer black eyed susan vine, as well as some hummingbird vine.

And remember the new bed I put in earlier this year? Well look at it now...

The weekend is over for me. I'm expecting calls from a couple of agencies this week about some temp jobs, so keep your fingers crossed for me. In the mean time, I'm thankful for being able to work at Gail's store.

I hope you all have a nice day tomorrow - stay safe!