Saturday, October 14, 2006

Oscar Madison, I presume??

Once I dig in and start putting all this back, I will find Oscar Madison, from the Odd Couple. I just know it.
I thought getting new carpet would be a great thing. After all, the old carpet was only 5 months old and the carpet guy guessed 10 years. It was defective and shed all the pieces! But we had to move all the furniture, ourselves.
This is just part of the contents of my darling's closet.

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Today, it was windy and cool, and the boys are visiting U of I. Cass helped me pull the mushy annual vinca and I used my Garden Weasel on the old mulch. The image “” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.
My mulch always gets so compacted, I am sure the water is just running off the top...This Garden Weasel looked like the silliest thing, a friend brought it over when we lived in Memphis along with some other things. I don't use it for weeding, but I Weasel the heck out of the old mulch!
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I put down 7 bags of Midnight Black mulch and the front bed looks fabulous!
I pulled the purple fountain grass from the other side of the hosue and decided I don't like the look of the grass next to the house. It looks so messy.
I planted 8 of the tulips on either side of the paladium window. I cannot wait!! They will come up in front of the evergreen yews, so they will look great!!
Tomorrow, I will plant the crocus/tulip mix I bought. I am skeptical about them blooming at the same time, but I am hopefull!The image “” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors. isn't it beautiful??
I was not this crazy about planting bulbs when I lived in Memphis. There are many more plants and things you can do in a mild winter-I am just getting ready because I know I am going to be chomping at the bit, by April or March. know...


  1. Anonymous7:13 AM

    Your house is going to be so beautiful. Bless you for working so hard at it.

  2. I never thought of using my weasel to loosen up the mulch, I bet it will be quicker than using the rake! I pulled most on my annuals yesterday, a very sad thing. The red & white looks great together. Hopefully they're both some unusual hybrids so that they do bloom at the same time.

  3. O, I wish I had your energy. Gotta get mine cleaned up soon, before the frost comes and make everything mushy. I love all the bulbs you have planted.

  4. The red tulips and white crocus are beautiful. I hope they bloom together.
    You will be rewarded for all your hard work when spring comes. It will be beautiful in your yard!

    I imagine it is quite a pain getting new carpet. I have actually thought about that myself because it's about time I need to do it. Just thinking of having to move everything makes me head to the carpet cleaner rental place in hopes of holding off another year.

  5. sandra: I don't have a whole lot of energy, really. I drink 3 pots of coffee a day.
    Zoey: If the carpet wasn't just put down, it would be alright, but it's new carpet...just defective!!

  6. Blogger is being crabby and not posting my comment!
    I said: Your yard is going to look so colorful in the spring with all those lovely tulips and other bulbs flowering.
    What a lot of work you've done, but the rewards will be worth it.
    That's a bummer about the carpet!


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