Hey! Guess what I got for Mother's Day?* A rose garden. Here it is:
That's 28 linear feet of future beauty right there. Something about rain-soaked ground, shaking the dirt off of all the plant roots that turned up in the tilling and "maybe tomorrow." I don't know.
There are also roses, currently lounging around on the deck. These are Double Red Knockouts, advertised as the perfect rose for lazy gardeners. Which hello? Have you met me? I can't depend on this Mother's Day goodwill to last forever, you know.
Finally, there's a little bundle of wire fencing to keep out little dogs who like to dig and eat dirt. That aluminum ladder was standing on it's side and fell over with a clatter. The noise freaked the dog out and he won't go near it, so we're leaving it there as a dog barrier. 7 pots of delicious dirt with some annoying plants sticking out of them. Stay away, little dog. You know who you are.
I hope to see all of these elements put together sometime soon. "Maybe tomorrow."
* Also, people pulled out poison ivy vines, dug up hostas and sawed them in half, and then planted them elsewhere, thus sparing the old mother much present effort and future itching.