The power wash guy, I call him Guy because that's his name, arrived at 7:00 on the dot. When I heard him hooking up his hose to the outside faucet, I woke up. It was daylight outside. I don't get up at 7:00, so I don't really know when the sun rises.
It took him two hours and what a beauty. My house is clean and white, no mold on the skirting and got the outside of my windows washed. He even did my shed. $80.00.
It was chilly and cold, but all of a sudden, the sun came out about noon and I got busy.
I put my pots back in place by the front of the house, got everything on the porch put back together and then hit the little raised garden out by the shed.
A hot pink, purple and Chartreuse color scheme this year.
The Stack 'N Grow, is all stacked and ready to grow.
Every one of these weeds had to be yanked out by hand. I don't know what kind of weed it is, but if I don't pull each one, and get the roots, they will be back in a week.
I loosened the soil with a garden fork, then pulled the weeds, worked up the soil with my 3-tined hand digger (my favorite tool). Punched three holes , equal distance in the back and dropped in a Sun flower seed, made a nice straight line with the handle end of the garden rake, planted, 36", in first line, 24", middle line and 6" near front-- Zinnias.
Zinnias are the easiest , sturdiest, most colorful flower to grow from seed. I will cut them and make bouquets for my neighbors--late summer.
After I got them all planted and a Grape tomato plant at the end, I covered the seeds and tamped the dirt down firmly, with the flat part of the garden rake.
I'm worn out. My shoulders and back ache--my legs feel weak. But, emotionally I feel really good. There is nothing that calms this old farm girl/gardener, than working in the dirt and planting the "promise" of seeds. They are miracles.
Got this by e-mail tonight. Della--7 months old and pulling herself up and walking along furniture.