Sunday, September 30, 2007

ta - daaaa

It's done! The plants are in the "BIG BED" and I gave them a little food just before we got a delightful scant inch of rain yesterday afternoon. I took it to mean that Mother Nature was pleased. (My rationalizing skills are, afterall, exceptional~!) Everyone seems happy -- I still need some more hostas around the corner in the shady area, but these are small places to fill with a few special little plants.

And, can you believe it, while I was getting this done I was hit upside the head with another idea and a plan for doing some work outside our back wrought iron fence. It's wild back there - completely natural - but I've always wanted some nice agaves, so this week I'll start pondering that! I moved four beautiful bi-color iris to just outside the fence because I knew they (unlike the other shrubs that weren't diseased) would survive a transplanting nicely with just a little nurturing. But now they need friends!

And I got another idea while I was garden-blog surfing last night - posting my to-do list! How's that for accountability?!! So, look for that soon.

4 comments:

Laura said...

all your hard work has been very impressive to watch, i can't wait to see that space as it fills in--it looks really good. i have been planning some major changes for a while now but am waiting for some cool weather to start them. keep up the great work! love your blog and the mention of the local places you visit, i lived in austin for 8 years and miss it terribly.

Diana said...

Thanks for your nice comments. I'm beginning to think we are never going to get cooler weather here! I left Austin for 4 years and missed it, too. I'm so glad I found my way back. It's been 93 and very humid here - guess we are making up for our very rainy summer with extra heat!

Annie in Austin said...

That's a big area you're working on, Diana! It will be interesting to see how it fills out.

But I sure hope that the rain had nothing to do with Mother Nature's approval since we didn't get any of it in my neighborhood!

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Diana said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear you didn't get any rain. We had several nice showers here -- 8/10s of an inch by my rain gauge. I'm looking forward to the much anticipated cool front next weekend - I hope it arrives as expected.