Friday, March 22, 2013

Borrowed Mule

Pulling weeds is back breaking work, especially hard is trying to get rid of all the Bermuda grass.  Where did that stuff come from?  We have a beautiful St. Augustine lawn, but somehow we have Bermuda grass in all the flowers beds.

Having knee surgery last year put me way behind in garden maintenance, now Mr. J&C and I are knee deep in weeds.  I am happy to report that we are half way through our garden cleanup.

Beautiful flower bed, notice the grapevine up front
- it already has blooms (well, one or two).

We are trying to get all the work done before the Texas heat returns to Fort Worth.  I thought we were all HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY ---  Until I heard my husband say I was working him like a "borrowed mule."

Mr. J&C hard at work.

Picking up a thing or two at local garden center.

What is one supposed to do when the 'help' starts complaining?

I've given him (and me) the day off.  I've even sweetened the deal by giving him his choice of whiskey.

Lessons learned this week? 

Be good to your garden help - and yourself.



TexWisGirl said...

oh, this made me laugh. i like that 'borrowed mule' saying. may have to borrow it myself! :)

HolleyGarden said...

Oh, that's bad when the help starts complaining! Enjoy your day off! We always take off Sundays. We just can't keep going if we don't have that bit of time to rest!

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

That is so true, and I need to rely on my garden help since I am now out of gardening commission.

We get that kind of weather here too, now everything has to be done in March and April, because come's too hot.


Mary said...

I'm scared to even look out at the garden - it requires hours of back breaking work this Spring before the hot Summer we get too. If it ever warms up, and stops raining, I must get going and catch up with your lovely neat looking yard.

Hugs - Mary

Jane Fazi said...

I think your beds are looking great. I enjoy working in mine when it's not so hot that I water them with my own perspiration as I bend over dripping to pull that same Bermuda grass you have over there out of my beds also. It's insidious. Won't grow where you want it, but if you don't want it...there it is.