7/16/11

The bottle tree....

I have 14 different planting beds and areas around my house. There is the front area that is broken down into 5 areas, the east side is 3 areas, the south side is 5 areas on two different elevations, and then there is the rock garden. I had to break it down into that many areas just so I could work on them without killing myself. I tend to go 200% in at breakneck speed and wear myself out. Breaking it down I can focus on one section and get a sense of accomplishment and completion and stop. I don't know- it works for me.

Today I worked on section 8. That is on the south side, behind the deck. It's the upper area with my bottle tree bush and birdbath. Friday I went into it and pulled a wheelbarrow full of underbrush and limbs out of this small (10x5 ft) area. Today I planted a few new (and some transplanted) plants and mulched. It's cleaned up!

I looked all over for a before picture...but can't find one. Just picture it covered in undergrowth, poppies (I HATE poppies) and odd small bushes before Friday.  Next year I have plans that include more daylillies behind the fence (which is really an old iron head and footboard) and some more traditional bottle trees on the hillside...but that's next year. This year it's just cleaner.....

OH! I just found a picture of this area from 2009.... imagine it like this but really overgrown..
I don't know why there is a chair in there...I don't ever remember that...

2 comments:

scb said...

Pretty area! Cool bottle tree! (I had no idea what you meant until I clicked and enlarged the pictures.)

Is that water beyond the fence?

The Farmers Daughter said...

yes... we have a pond and behind that is the river.... it's low right now because we haven't had rain in about 3 weeks....