|Editing The Garden|
Last evening was a particularly satisfying red pencil session. I began with "tidying up" a shrub that was going wild, which started to bring the whole picture into focus. I realized that the stonecrop had run rampant over the last year and so I began transplanting it down to the bottom of the slope. Well, I got tired going up and down the stairs and so I just started tossing the stuff, willy-nilly on the empty space down the slope. What grows will grow - what doesn't? Well, there's plenty more to take it's place.
I also discovered that the self-seeding 4 o'clocks are too prolific and block the view of some of the other, more interesting plants, so out by the roots they came. I left only a few for accent. In thinking back, there were only about six of them in the front last year. It was also time to bushwhack all the plants that were encroaching on the pathway - I've got a beautiful stone step path through the garden, but it had all but become invisible - so I re-blazed that trail last night, as well.
Tonight I'm participating in this and hope to get in a little pre-ride before hand, schedule permitting. Tomorrow, I'm having dinner with Valerie and a former co-worker of ours from 30 plus years ago that she dug up on FB. Should be interesting! It will be interesting to see how Justine has changed. Friday evening, I'm going with a emprov friend to see a comedy show - so I'm looking forward to that. I don't have anything planned for the weekend - but I am hoping to get in a long(ish) ride on Saturday.
Take good care of yourself. Be kind to others. Less is more.