Gardening in Glen Allen

It all started quite innocently with a run to a local nursery that was clearing out begonias and geraniums for $1 each. We’ve spent several days fighting the grass that had taken over the planting beds, and I wanted to celebrate by planting something cheerful.

Begonias Geraniums

When I went to the outside spigot to fill the watering can, I got annoyed by having to push through the overgrown bushes. So I started trimming the azaleas, at which point I got really aggravated at the vine that had overgrown everything and was killing off the azaleas.

Bush and vine trimmings More vine trimmings

From there I moved on to the sad-looking butterfly bush that doesn’t appear to have been cut back in years.

Butterfly bush and trimmings

Two hours later, I still haven’t gotten the parsley and thyme planted. Of course, part of the reason for that is because the planting bed where they are going first will be the site of another battle with grass.

Grassy planting bed

And now it’s time to figure out how the county yard waste drop off works.

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I'm the Children's Services Coordinator for the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library in Central Virginia.
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2 Responses to Gardening in Glen Allen

  1. Janet Eagleson says:

    My but you’ve been busy!  Is this gardening frenzy the result of inheriting a gardening gene or are you a genetic sport?

           The challenge of retirement is how to spend time without spending money.  Anon.

    >________________________________ > From: The Quilting Librarian >To: damdogwiggles@yahoo.com >Sent: Friday, July 18, 2014 5:10 PM >Subject: [New post] Gardening in Glen Allen > > > > WordPress.com >booksnquilts posted: “It all started quite innocently with a run to a local nursery that was clearing out begonias and geraniums for $1 each. We’ve spent several days fighting the grass that had taken over the planting beds, and I wanted to celebrate by planting something chee” >

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