My Poor Neglected Outdoor Space

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Hi guys!  I started my new job today and it was good, but I'm exhausted.  I'm not used to waking up before 7, much less a little after 6.  But I've done it before, I can do it again!

I spent my last day of unemployment doing all sorts of little things that have been on my list for a while.

Exhibit A:  My poor sad petunias.


They were so beautiful in the spring and got really full in June, then I forgot to water them a few times in July, and our recent beach trip sealed their fate.

Here they were in all their glory.


Ahh, beautiful petunias.

So I dumped out the planters and put them in storage for the winter.  Sad!

Exhibit B:  Total weed takeover  


I hadn't de-weeded our front flower bed in weeks, and it had been neglected far too long.  I filled up a huge car wash bucket with these suckers!

Most of our petunias out front are still hanging in there, although one or two have bit the dust.  I almost pulled them all up, but I didn't want to jump the gun into fall before at least September.  

How are your spring plantings doing?  Are you ready for fall yet?

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