Maybe I just live in a bubble, or in a special area of the world where people are reasonable, kind and generally listen to one another. It never ceases to amaze me how petty people can be, how self-interested, how flat out hypocritical. Agh. Community, in this case, is overrated.
|Viola Etain. A bonus- they smell like|
A few more small arborvitae shrubs for out front (they don't get any bigger than 3 feet around) and a reblooming lilac. It will still bloom quite a bit in the spring, but will produce more blossoms every 4 - 5 weeks to first frost. Next year. Provided I keep it alive this year.
I do have mulch picked out (brown - none of that nuclear orange or red for me) and need to pick it up this week. The plants will all arrive around May 11 - 13. As I said on Facebook, southeastern Wisconsinites should watch out for an unusual snow or frost that week (only partly kidding - the record for latest measurable snowfall around these parts is May 9th)(it would be just my luck that the record is broken this year).
Tomorrow I need to clean out the beds and uncover the patio furniture. I checked with the property management firm, and they checked with the refuse people: I can put out the old patio chairs, rug and umbrella with the regular garbage and they will haul it away. Yay! Except, of course, I need to put all that stuff out Monday night for the Tuesday pickup, and it is supposed to rain Monday. Funny, it also seems to rain any time I have a load of cardboard to put out for pickup. Anyone want to hire me as their local rainmaker? Maybe I should move to California; I could make a fortune out there.
The shepherd's hook I have out front needs to be moved three feet to the right, and get planted about four inches deeper in the ground. I forgot that our windows swing out from the bottom; the hook keeps the window from opening fully. That hook, plus a much lower one, will get flower baskets whenever they go on sale. Provide a bit of color this summer while the lilac bush starts to take root.
Not all of this is going to happen tomorrow (checked the weather forecast - high of 79!!! but since they also say thunderstorms late evening, I'm going to assume it will be a slightly muggy 79). If the furniture gets uncovered, the patio swept and the hook pulled out, it will be a good day.
Maybe, just maybe I can get it all done very, very early in the morning, and avoid any neighbors.