the weekend happenings!

Happy June 1st everyone!  We have only 7 days of school left and we can taste the freedom! (Unfortunately, so can the kids!) Nik went to our church’s Men’s Retreat this weekend so Tina and I took on another task, the long over-grown rock garden.  Unfortunately, I forgot to take pictures before Tina had gone to work on the grass so you’ll have to use your imagination:

The whole bare part with no hostas was basically covered in grass.  I actually didn’t even realize until a couple weeks ago that there were even rocks under there!

So we cleared out a bunch of grass, moved some rocks, took out TONS of hostas (enough to plant in many other places around the garden), and planted some new plants.  I mostly worked on planting our new hydrangea bush and Tina did the rest.  Here are the results!

 

I’m really happy with how it turned out.  I’ll need to acquire some more creeping plants and eventually I hope to get rid of more of the hostas but it looks so much better – I think I’m happy for this summer!

Then on Saturday, I spent the majority of the deep cleaning our house, spurred on by the fact that we were hosting First Sunday Lunch today for our church – and also because the house was so dirty, it really needed it.  I found this in the refrigerator:

Any guesses on what it might be?

I did take a break to go out to pick up our first CSA harvest:

Oregano, sage, garlic scapes, asparagus, royal oak leaf lettuce, and the best strawberries I’ve had in a LONG time!!  I still don’t know what we’ll do with the scapes but it will be fun experimenting!

And finally, here’s a picture of our vegetable garden box in progress:

We finished it when it was almost totally dark (on Wednesday night) and now it’s in place, waiting for dirt and plants.  That’s this week’s goal!

I love you all!

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2 Responses to the weekend happenings!

  1. Aunt Zona says:

    The rock garden is so beautiful!  I love the way it turned out.  Is that brachyscome between the hostas?  I have pots of that up my back steps – love it. Yeah for the vegetable garden!

  2. nanacilla says:

    What a productive week-end!  Your rock garden is beautiful and will be a joy to you, I’m sure.  I just can’t place it.  What side of the house is it on? 

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