|Left: Unidentified bulb that my MIL calls "star flowers"|
scattered in the south lawn and beds. Right: Detail of a delicate
daffodil of unusualy coloration. There are a few of these on the south side.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Spring Surprises & Working in the Yard
We have been very busy focusing on our outdoor spaces and several times, I have found myself questioning the insanity that led us to want a large yard. Oh sure, it's wonderful to have enough space that we can have flower beds, vegetable beds, grassy play/lounge area, plus grilling "living" area, but it IS overwhelming to try and take care of all that! It is constantly getting away from us. Two months ago we made our front beds look BEAUTIFUL and now, they are a righteous mess again. Sigh. As is often true of Seattle early summer, we get a few days of sun that we can try and get some work done and by the next batch of sun (separated by longer stretches of misting rainy gloom), we tackle a new spot but the old spot is already looking shoddy! It's bad enough that I am now willing to forgo a completely organic yard space. I just can't keep up with the weeds. So I think I'm giving in and going to give Preen a try, but ONLY on the front flower beds that contain no edibles. Although, in searching for a link to tag this with, I just discovered they offer an "organic" version made for your edible plants that's safe for kids and pets. It's a little more pricey, but I would rather spend a little more money to use a less toxic version in our environment.