Life is sort of quiet here except for some dog barking in the night, or the smell of freshly cut alfafa, or even the noise of neighbor kids playing "night" games. At this time of the season, its time to plant, yes, our gardens, reworking the lawns, etc.
Mt. Timpanogos was majestic the other day during my water turn.
There's been some vacated spots on the terrace area that we put our Square Foot Gardening boxes. Prior to that, there was an apricot tree and a peach tree. The gardner's helper pruned one tree so much, it never recovered and had to be terminated. It was already beyond help.
With the warm weather, the flowers are starting to bloom, giving a sweet fragrance to the air. Some of Jo's roses are really pretty.
I borrowed Boyd's pickup truck to haul trash to the refuse collection site. so, while I have the truck, I needed some compost. What a deal! I could spend $5-7 a 2.2 cu. ft. bag or spend $35 for a yard. Seems the loader gave me more than my money's worth. Now, all I have to do is find a place to pile it so I can use it in the garden. Anyway, I moved it from the drive way to the garden area so as n0t to offend our neighbors.
When gardening, you need to get good help. Just so that I have to willing helpers who have been fun to work with and excited about gardening. Klailea and Rykell have been put to good use helping in the garden and lawn. (Check out my previous blogs on this.)
Klailea has been so fun to work with and excited to help. She does good work.
Rykell takes life as it comes but can be very serious about helping. She's taking a break here.
As a side light for working outside, they wanted to run in the sprinkler. The weather was getting warmer and this was a good way to let off some energy.
We got the two of them still enough to take a picture with us and Ipo.
As you can see, I've been using the reference material, the Square Foot Gardening book, latest edition to guide me through my gardening. This is becoming so much fun. I've put the garden boxes on the terrace so to be close to the house. This way, Jo can also check the garden often. Of course, the larger garden is out back and takes putting on Wellingtons to work out there.
Here you see the hired help who did an excellent job planting the herbs, and other vegetable plants. Since I had more than would fit in the boxes, I will use the excess plants in the big garden.
Our granddaughters seemed to get really excited planting seeds such as bush beans here.
Rachel and the children here enjoy planting the herbs and vegetables.
Of course, Rachel shows her expertise in planting. Not only has it been a good visit but a very productive one with working on the lawn and garden. I got the last of the sod laid with her help and most of the bare spots have been coved.