Saturday, 22 March 2008
I didn't need an indoor workout today because I did an outside one instead! R and I spent a few hours outside, shovelling and tipping and spreading landscaping rocks. These rocks have been sitting in our driveway for about two years, waiting to be used. Now our driveway is looking way smarter. We took out a small cedar too, which was half dead and getting in the way of our burning bushes. At the moment, they don't have any leaves, but soon they'll be full of foliage and in the fall they turn a beautiful shade of red. (We like the colour so much we took a leaf to the hardware store to get it matched so we could paint our front door the same colour.)
I also raked up two wheelbarrows-worth of dead leaves, pine needles and cones down the other side of the drive. I have left a couple of bundles and a bin full of cuttings at the top of the drive for the next time the yardwaste truck goes by. I'll be glad when the lawn is looking green again.
R put in five rows of garlic last fall - they are already about 6 inches tall - it's just as well garlic stores well because that's a LOT!