This Spring, I have had another sweet reminder of one of my friends. I was afraid the red lily that my friend, Paula, gave me two or three Easters ago had been lost with all the pulling of weeds and cleaning out the flower beds - I was happily surprised to see Paula's Lily had survived.
|It just popped up one day, tucked in behind the grapevine.|
|It had blooms for about two weeks - thanks, Paula!|
Thanks to my garden companion, I'm becoming a better gardener. I have always tried to keep up with the rainfall and water accordingly, but I've been slow to weed. Now I'm checking on the garden once a week for weeds - bonus! Mr. J&C weeds!
I have even (GASP!) thrown out plants that haven't "performed" well in my garden. My thinking being weeds and useless plants are drinking precious water.
|Planted in November 2009, this purple crepe myrtle has|
gotten smaller every year. It easily came up out of the ground -
the root ball was almost nothing.
I'm also compromising with Mr. J&C - he wants the plants not so close together so it will be easier to weed. The work we've done so far looks good and it has been easier to weed.
Update: I got reimbursed the money taken from my checking account back in April. This is a good thing for me, but we all will pay for this with higher prices.