As much as I am excited about the indoor plants, nothing compares to the feeling of getting out in the yard, with my hands in the dirt to me! I was able to spend all of Sunday afternoon out in the yard doing some clean-up. Oh, there is still much to do, but I love that I have a long list of excuses to be playing in the yard!
I spent the better part of 4 hours yesterday clearing a long overlooked area of our yard. The fact is, you really can't see it from the street, or from our yard, so it's easy to overlook, however this year I had a great incentive to do something with it! My next door neighbor is one of the newest members of the Backyard Growers, and the most perfect unused part of her yard, just happened to be the section that borders my unsightly spot.
I raked, and pulled weeds, and dug up stumps of the lovely, but terribly invasive Japanese Knotwood that has plagued our neighborhood for awhile now. We are fighting the good fight, but it's still an uphill battle. By the end of the four hours, the muscles in my back and legs were begging me to take a rest, but I did have a lovely cleared section of yard just begging to become a dry river bed. I should have taken some before pictures, unfortunately I didn't, but I assure you I'll be sharing my new dry river bed once it is completed!