It was so nice having a long holiday weekend.
There were a number of yard chores to do that I couldn't do alone,
a dead plum tree to cut down and a few Leyland cypress trees to plant.
Having a long weekend allowed Mr. Heart to help me get those things done.
Even though we have a chain saw, he prefers using the ax to cut down trees, says it's more fun.
(crazy if you ask me)
Of course he wanted to use the ax on the dead plum tree, which takes a lot longer than using a chain saw,
so I reminded him of how many things were on our to-do list and asked if he would please have a little less fun this time and use the chain saw?
We make a good team, he cuts the tree down and then cuts all the limbs and stumps to the size required for the city to haul them away and I drag all the limbs and stumps to the curb.
He agreed to use the chain saw and we got everything done...yipee!
We have finally finished limbing up all the trees, cutting out all the dead branches, and getting all the dead trees taken down. It feels great having all that finished!
I wanted to share a few pretties with you.
While outside working I noticed the first flush of the New Dawn roses was almost missed...
New Dawn is a climbing rose and this one is growing on the courtyard fence.
I noticed it was about to bloom just before we headed to the beach for mother's day week and when I got back in town many of the petals were already dropping off. This rose blooms throughout the spring and summer, however the first flush is always the best for this particular rose, and I almost missed it!
This sweet little girl is surrounded by the New Dawn rose, she is my favorite garden statue...
A closer look at this beautiful rose,
the color is a soft pink when the buds begin to open,
fading to a pale pink, almost white, just before the petals fall...
A gift from the garden lives on and on.
These red amaryllis were transplants from my uncles garden,
and every year when they bloom I think of him.
(taken with my cell phone)
There are three pink peony bushes in the garden and one hasn't bloomed the past two years. I believe it is getting too much shade and needs to be transplanted in a new spot with a little more sun.
Peonies are so pretty, as they are beginning to open...
And especially once in full bloom...
There are a few red rose bushes in the front beds just before the front porch
and they are in full bloom..
I finally got the pots and urns planted out back, I'll be sharing that with you soon.
So what chores did you get done over the weekend?
Hope you are having a GREAT week!
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