One of the benefits of being so white that your husband calls you translucent is that when you spend two days in the sun weeding, and planting, and weeding, and poisoning weeds and sowing seeds, all the while wearing gardening gloves, you get a nice defining line on your wrists between the sunburned arms and the white hands. It's so attractive. (how do you feel about that ultra-long run-on sentence?)
I guess it's because it's been such a freakin' cold spring, but Thursday was the first day I felt like doing ANYTHING in my yard. And, as we all know, I've been so very full of willpower to do things that I don't feel like doing. (yes, that's heavy sarcasm kids!) So, I went to the flower store (or the NURSERY, as my friend corrected when I told her where I was) and bought stuff to plant! Then I came home and the real work began. I had many many weeds to pull. I did that til my fingers hurt and my back was sore and I was super sweaty, tired and sunburned. And then I did it some more. After almost two full days of weeding and poisoning, I finally planted my purchases. Look how cute!
Flowers in the front beds.
Baby basil plants next to a bee balm. (wow! I need to paint my fence!)
Italian parsley, stevia and a big chive plant (chives were planted last year)
Another baby basil plant and a volunteer butternut squash! Cute huh! I also planted spinach and tomatoes. I love getting my yard whipped into shape and I'm glad that it's finally warm enough to make it fun!