Some days creativity knows no limits!
The morning started with dropping our Sueno doggie off at the vets for teeth cleaning and lasering of what they’re calling a “wart’ on her head (tho the last two times she had something fast growing like this removed it was surgery and excising, not burning off. I guess we’ll see how this works).
Then we heard from our cottage tenant that the refrigerator seemed to be not working and the oven in the stove wasn’t either. We had planned to clean gutters and put new batteries in the smoke detectors anyways but the rest added to an already full day. Because the cottage is cozy and compact, we have to have a just-right-size refrigerator – everything has a place and size in order to work. Well, after checking the fridge we determined that it might need a fan but not knowing for sure decided to get a new fridge for our tenant and bring the other home and check it out at our leisure. We tracked one down that we hope will work (it’s an inch wider than the one we currently use, but the only 23″ we could find was 5 – 7 days out on delivery, nothing close, so we opted for 24″ with our fingers crossed). That will go in this evening when our tenant is home so we can get the food transferred and the other one out.
So today’s offering – the planting of lirope in the garden goddess’s lane, was actually done yesterday, but yesterday’s AEDM offering was actually done the evening before so it all works out (although tomorrow’s offering will have to be done tomorrow since time is definitely running out today!).
Artpal Mary Ida is redoing her yard so that she has an outdoor gallery. When I was over playing with glass I noticed her healthy crop of lirope had disappeared and asked. She told me it was part of renovating the yard – did I want some? You bet. As you can see, she sent me home with enough, once it was separated out just a little bit, to cover the entire space allotted in the lane. I am ecstatic!
The original concept included lots and lots of hostas and you can see in this spring video. (Note: in the video I start off saying we are looking at garden left. But it is actually garden right because I figure sides from the driveway, not the yard. Hope it isn’t too confusing!) Alas, half of those gorgeous plants succumbed to crown rot and the rest to hungry deer while we were on vacation. While I still plan to put the hostas back in, I decided that lirope was better because the deer won’t eat it. And just look at it – doesn’t it look as if it’s been there forever?! With just one afternoon’s worth of planting!
We also worked on extending our rock garden further down the driveway. This patch was mostly gravel and clay when we started working on it earlier this year. We bought rocks and made one section in the spring. We transplanted 2 volunteer azaleas from our yard, along with a nursery plant whose name I don’t know and nursery purchased lirope broken down into plugs.
Those are the major components of this day which won’t be over until the new fridge is safely in its slot (fingers crossed), along with several other bits and pieces that needed to be taken care of including a 2nd trip out to pick up auto repair parts we forgot to get the first go round. We needed to get the fridge anyways, as the first time through was shopping to see what they had in stock.
So the sun is now going down (4:41 – this truly is not my favorite time of year sun wise – I hate the early dark), and the day has more to come, so I am catching up with my
AEDM offering now before I fall into bed.
Hope your day was lovely!