Never plant Honey Suckle where you want anything else to grow. It has claimed everything. Fair warning: When trying to pull up Honey Suckle vines, WEAR GLOVES. I had to let my hands heal to finish. Remember what it did look like.
The choking growth of the HS made the Hibiscus spindly and almost choked the House Leak to death. The drought had thinned the ground cover but I do believe it has a chance of becoming the beauty it once was.
Still have to thin water plants and have that one spot around the Asian Lilies to clean. Yep, more Honey Suckle. I don't remember planting it but then I forget some things.
Beginning to see Dad's rocks again. This garden was built for him mostly from his rock collection. We have added Mount Ida crystals and others finds to make it a family water garden.
On this day we got some rain.
From Tuesday through Saturday is how long it took this soft, office girl to get this finished. I tried not to work in the 110 heat index so I could only work mornings. I'm calling it finished. The lilies are repotted, the Honey Suckle and Golden Rod have been banned along with whatever water plant that was that had filled the garden. I have allowed Parrot Grass, Bog Bean and Arrow Plant to remain with my lilies.
And, yes, that is a toilet tank by my bench. I have planted House Leak in there. I have washed rocks, waded knee deep with what I hoped was frogs bumping into my legs and have pulled every weed I could find. It's through!!! My back was aching, my hands a wreck, my bare feet soaked and wrinkled but I'm done!!!!
My second job awaits. This fig Dad planted years ago provides us with all the figs we can eat. It have been attacked by the Wisteria. My next job will be to remove the wisteria so the fig can grow healthy again.
You may wonder why I have so many jobs backed up and waiting. With Hubby's illness in the past two year things have gotten ahead of me.
Welcome to my retirement At The Farm.