Friday, April 30, 2010

ALIVE... and all is well!





It turns out the April Massacre on my flower bed wasn't as devastating as I'd first assumed.  SOME of the weeds had the nerve to continue growing even after I took the shovel to them over and over again.  However, I think I can outlast them in persistence.  They're soon to meet our (more like Ray and my dad's) secret weapon; Round-Up with Kryptonite.   Actually, I don't know what it's made of, but I think the original bottle has a skull and cross bones on it.

So dangerous we don't even dare store it in the original bottle... we disguise it in a Crystal Geyser bottle.

(I once saw my dad spray a weed with this stuff and within two hours its leaves were wilting...)

Weeds and small children should be VERY, VERY afraid.

On a happier note.  My flowers in the flower bed are also recovering.

(Our house came with Calla lillies and they are my favorite.
They're beautiful and big and last year they survived the whole year of neglect.)

(I just bought these pink Calla lillies and I'm planting them right outside my kitchen window)

6 comments:

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

Oh wow, Cali. Your beds are beeeauuutiful. Cali lilies were made just for you.

I think it's ironic that you used to try and grow decorative moss here and now you fight to kill it over there.

You are definitely a gardener. I'd be scared if I were your weeds.

Rachel said...

Will you please post a picture of a view of your whole house from the outside? I'm having a hard time imagining the exterior. Are you loving days??? Should this really be an email instead of a blog comment? Ok then, until then. I love you.

Carolyn said...

I love calla lilies! My wedding flowers were only those. I'm super jealous. Good work!

Neil and Courtney Anne said...

Beautiful garden, Cali! I'm very jealous! Hope you guys are doing well.

maddie jane ellsworth said...

that's so pretty!

Rachel said...

You should be proud of your flower beds! They look fabulous!!!