Home Again.......... Back to the Garden
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After 6 weeks in China, David and I got home in the wee hours of Saturday morning. We spent Saturday with our very ill dog who passed away that evening. (she had stayed with my parents while we were gone) On monday we finally got to the gardens. It was amazing to see how many weeds had grown. Apparently during the time we were gone only my hairdresser KayeLynne watered the garden. She tried to weed also but it was just too much for one person. It rained a great deal while we were gone so that further stopped any flower production.
After we got there on Monday we spent the next 3 days weeding and weeding and weeding. We found many of the pansys had died but most of the other plants were fine. (just covered with weeds.) We transplanted the batchlor buttons to the back of the daisy bed. One thing we hadn't counted on was the volume of flowers that were stolen. In one bed alone there were 6 holes in another there were 7. I stopped counting at that point because the bottom line was we could do nothing about it and we just needed to move on..... and so we did.
We transplanted some of the daisys to fill the five holes left by the flower-nappers. We moved around a few other plants to fill in the holes. It still needed some more.
THE REST OF THE GARDEN AREA
There was so much work to be done! We decided we would just take it one by one and not let it overwhelm us. We weeded the day liliy and dahlia beds.
Our little zoo had 500 visitors on June 15 .... and many of the visitors walked over to the garden with their cameras.... People posed their children in front of the flowers and we even had a graduate come in her gown to have her picture taken!...... hooray!
More pictures to follow..... after a week of sun and care there are tons of flowers now..... but my camera batteries were gone so I need to charge them and photograph tomorrow..... The improvement in just 10 days is amazing!!!!