I would wish for a big machine with a shovel........or even just the use of one
If I had the use of one, my hands and ankles would not ache as much as they do
and I could get what I want done...........in a day.......instead of months.....or years.
However, since I do not have a "fairy Godmother" for wish granting.........
I continue my work..............slowly.
I have decided to focus much of my attention on this center
space between our drive. This will be (I hope) my main dry garden for succulents and
certain cactus types.
I have already piddled out in this space, placing a decorative cement paver floor and a bench
underneath the wire archway and I have planted a small garden
of "devil's claw cactus" or pincushion cactus.
But there is much more to be done. Large paddle cactus and sharp spike yucca is
over- running the area and needs to be removed , along with
weeds that need to be cleared. Ground squirrels , who keep pushing up the earth is a troublesome problem. It will look sparse this year, but
hopefully, if I keep working on it, it will be beautiful in
a couple of years.
Right now , everything looks so drab and dry.......doesn't it?
But just a few yards away............a lovely yellow
is cheering up a space. With wild tousled branches that are covered in blossoms.
The Italian Jasmine
is awake and blooming.
How much I look forward to seeing this cheery plant in the cold days of January!
So tell me...........are you underneath a blanket of snow...........
or is something blooming in your back yard?
by the way..........do you have a big machine I can borrow?? or a fairy Godmother to grant wishes??
I would love to hear!