Today's Weather: 65 degrees F, currently sunny, showers possible later today
This weekend was another beautiful weekend, despite the rainy forecast. This year, the forecasters have been consistently wrong. Maybe I should just stop using the Weather channel for making any kinds of plans.
So, since I was feeling better, I was able to do some work in the garden. I'm still cash poor at the moment so I worked on my existing Phlox bed next to the detached garage.
I've tried several things to make this area look better. I put up some fencing one year, but did it too close to the plants so that by the end of the summer the fencing was pretty much invisible. It also didn't help with the dandelion problem at all.
Last year, I just lined it with rocks. Again, I placed them too close and by the end of the summer - yes, they had also disappeared.
So, this year, I lined the bed with some plastic liner AND the rocks - but I made sure to pull it back.
So, here's how it looked before:
And here's a couple of 'after' shots:
I'm still not completely done. I need to pull the grass and weeds around the Phlox and then mulch the area. I know I'll probably never be able to completely rid myself of the dandelions inside the bed, but hopefully I can stunt their growth.
Yeah, I know. But I can dream, can't I?