I know you’ve noticed that I haven’t been posting much in the last few days. That’s because we have had some unusually good weather here in the Willamette Valley – no rain!! Since Sunday, I have been spending hours and hours in my yard pulling weeds; digging up old, dead plants; moving my Hens & Chicks from one side of the yard to the other; clearing a small pile of bark mulch off the driveway; and many other small tasks. A few “after” pictures to show you what I’m talking about. I don’t have any “before” pictures – too embarrassed to take photos!
On the left is an old bird feeder that has a wooden frame and a screen on the bottom to let the air circulate. It was meant to sit on the ground so the “ground feeding” birds can get their seeds. Well…too many cats in my neighborhood! So, I took it and cleaned it up, put some good soil in it, and as you can see by the photo on the right, I planted some of the Hens & Chicks in it.
Another view of the side of the house with more transplanted Hens & Chicks. Notice, no bark mulch on the driveway – it’s all on the bed of plantings.
The front yard on the sidewalk. This is where I dug up the Hens & Chicks. Also took out a bunch of weeds, dead grasses (the decorative type), a dead lavender bush, some kind of lilly which had taken over the area closer to the fence, and did I mention….weeds? Still lots of work to do.