today every muscle in my back hurts from trimming the confederate jasmine off of 40+ feet of fencing yesterday. it was a big job even using a gas trimmer. holding up the blade at shoulder level must be what enlisted the help of muscles that forgot they were there.
i have been checking out all the lawn and garden shops and nurseries for two weeks now... visiting several and making plans for new plantings. in between big clean-up projects i have managed to plant a few new things. i planted two milkweed for the monarchs.
another "first", i now have my very own (actually two) fire bush plants. i put them where they will have plenty of room to get quite large and attract all the butterflies they can. in the same area as the fire bush i planted something my neighbor gave me that i had left in the pot since last year. i am hoping it is a fire spike. she didn't know and i am only guessing until i can be sure when it blooms.
the grass killing seems to be moving along as planned. next week i hope to dig out the dead grass which will enlarge this bed for some transplants and some new plants. digging out grass might be my least favorite gardening job... but ... it's necessary for the most fun job which is designing, digging and planting.
i also have about 8 trays of annuals in the driveway waiting to be put in the ground... oh happy day!