Bloggers seldom want to air their dirty laundry in public. Well, actually nobody does. There are good reasons for doing that. People don't want to see a mess. They want to believe that people can actually do it all!
I confess and those that know me personally already know this. I have so many interests that I have never narrowed them down to perfect just a few....therefore a mess in some areas at any given time.
Today I share my neglected flower bed. Shameful really because now this particular bed is blooming in full. It should be shown for all of it's glory but can't. Why? Grass! It is covering this bed.
I worked about 2 hours to get it to this point. August not the best time to garden. Bugs galore! Hot, humid in South Carolina of course.
Miniature Crape Myrtles and a few roses don't have a chance in the middle of this grass. Grumpy Gardner (aka Steve Bender) Would be so proud, I'll bet if more people grew the miniatures so they wouldn't commit Crape Murder.
I planted a larger Crepe Myrtle Tree Today in this bed. My sister Gwen gave it to me and it is going to be a beauty! I can't wait to see it bloom. It is young but already has buds on it.
It is called Plum Magic from Plant Introductions
I did accomplish a lot today because I had to keep taking breaks. I'll get it done! Yes, I will!
I have to say this since I'm sharing so much that I'm very glad I live 1/4 mile from the road. While I was gardening I spotted a Black Widow Spider crawling up my pants leg! I see them a lot around here especially in the chicken pen but never in my flower bed! UGH! Do you know how quickly you can come out of your clothes when you do see a spider go up your pants leg? VERY!
So I am taking a break now until later in the day. Then I will fight the mosquitoes, gnats etc. One great thing I have a new batch of Chimney Sweep Birds in the nest on the porch. Those birds are my new best friends. They even follow me on the walk to the mailbox....Love their songs.
Don't hate me because my garden is not beautiful!(laughing)
Have a great day!