After a late start--and taking time to mow the back yard (I *heart* my reel mower...yay!)--I was able to finish reorganizing the garden in the back yard and finish off the walkway in the front.
After I replanted a handful of the coral bells back in the garden, I found myself with orphan bells that were in desperate need of a home. So, off to the front yard I go!
Fortunately, there WAS room for my pretty little orphans among the mums, borage and echinacea that was already growing there. I found a nice location toward one end of the walkway and planted the bells there. Once that task was finished, I needed to put down mulch in both the front and back yard gardens.
There was very little weeding that was required of me prior to putting down the leaf mulch (thankfully!), so a couple of bucketfuls and--eventually--a whole wheelbarrowful later, I had both gardens mulched and looking pretty much finished for the time being...YAY!
So, now I can (sort of) relax for the holiday weekend and focus on entertaining the masses with the fife and drum corps that I'm with. It's always fun parading around Boston all dressed up in an 18th century military uniform while teaching people about the history of our country. But I digress...
In the meantime, I will be thinking of other ways to transform my garden into the peaceful oasis that I've always dreamed of having.
Have a happy, fun and safe Independence Day weekend! :-)
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