My gosh! I haven't posted or spent any time on the computer for 2 weeks! Thanks to all of you inquired if everything was OK--everything is fine. I've been very busy, and every free day, I've spent working in the garden. From 7:00 AM 'til 7:00 PM on many days.
I had all the old foundation planting that went in when the house was built removed, and we had flagstone put down in the entry area. Huge old shrubs that were not my favorites to begin with and that were terribly overgrown had to go.
Fee & I had a great time choosing what to put in our new beds. Right now, everything is relatively small and neat, but the shrubs will take off, and I'll have to be careful not to let them get out of hand. When we finished, it looked so nice and neat, I decided to bring the wilderness of the back garden into something more orderly.Because I've neglected things so badly for the last couple of years, this has meant hours and hours of work. Almost my entire back yard is garden...I was trying to eliminate mowing and have almost succeeded.
I've potted up and moved or given away countless plants, dug up and thinned, filled about 10 huge yard bags, and still added plenty to my compost pile.I've made progress, but there is still plenty to do, and it must be done before the heat and humidity get to be too much because then I quit any strenuous out door activity. :)
Now, I've got to find time to answer email and comments and visit blogs...a little at a time.