Sunday, October 24, 2010

new bed

Today was the perfect Fall day. Temps were in the high 60’s and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. And as usual, the air was filled with the whirr of leaf blowers. Husbands and wives were bonding through leaf blowing. Chipper faced children where giddy with excitement, doing their part in hauling leaves to the curb. Well, that’s how Norman Rockwell would have painted it.

I spent Friday afternoon clearing pumpkin vines from the flower beds. The flower bed was in remarkable shape. All the flowers that got bulldozed by the pumpkins survived. I’ll tell you that I was very surprised by how good the bed survived. The grass was beat up, but it’s just grass. A quick re-edging of the bed and the bed looked good as new. We still had 2 days to get in trouble.

Pat noticed that the beds were farther apart than she thought. There was 16 feet between the beds from knee to knee. Well, we still had a yard or so of sweet peet, a space calling for something and lots of time because we don’t partake in leaf blowing. New bed, we both said at the same time. How long could it take?



About an hour was all it took.

11 comments:

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Jim, that bed looks great. You make me want to dig up my lawn, little that I have. It is a good thing we don't garden twelve months out the year, there is a lot of work to do in the fall. I need the winter to rest up and dream.

Eileen

Meredehuit ♥ said...

Lovely post, Jim. I enjoyed the Norman Rockwell scene you painted with your words.

Marguerite said...

How in the world were you able to do that so quickly!!? I'm nothing short of amazed. I've been working on our front bed ripping out sod for a month and it still doesn't look nearly as good as yours!

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

That broke up the space between the beds and looks great. You know the more you make flower beds the less there is to mow in the summer. LOL!

FlowerLady said...

Great job. It is amazing the things we can accomplish given a little time.

FlowerLady

debsgarden said...

I like your new bed! I think it ties the other two together very well.

Shyrlene said...

Jim - that simply looks fantastic!

Catharine said...

Impressive, Jim. You guys don't hang about!

The Idiot Gardener said...

It's only a matter of time until the lawn disappears altogether!

The Redneck Rosarian said...

the new bed looks great!

jeansgarden said...

It looks wonderful, Jim, but I must say I'm envious of your ability to create a new bed in 1 hour; it takes me about 1 summer to accomplish the same task! -Jean