Something new for The Stitchery Blog after all these years. The old theme has not been changed since August 2006 when I started at WordPress.com. That’s 380 posts, 2374 comments, 313,821 views, according to the WordPress.com stats. I don’t know of those stats include all the posts brought in from a little Yahoo blog started in Feb 2006.
I guess I’m in the mood for sprucing up. But I don’t want to spend a lot of time on it. I’ll add links and such as my fingers allow the typing.
I have other things to absorb my energy
Let’s try a photo or 3 of my current preoccupations.
And then there’s landscaping:
I am wondering if I should hack out the overgrown boxwood, if I have the strength. It’s hard work! But while I was not feeling my best I just did not have the energy to care about the landscaping and, well, you know, my “gardener” took advantage of my malaise and…
Things Got Out of Hand. Malva sylvestris ‘ Zebrina ‘ AKA French Hollyhock competes with Four O’Clocks and a lonely clump of Stella D’Oro Lillies in the same bed with “The Box Woods Who Wish To Eat The House.
Many box woods have already been taken out due to winter kill or die off from animal damage or pruning
I’m thinking that all need to be taken out and a new start with a clean, lean bed and low lying plants would make the house look less besieged by box woods and wild over- growing flowers. After all, what is the purpose of “foundation plantings” but to hide an ugly foundation.
This house has some nice soft brick and doesn’t need the camouflage.
I have some new roses to plant
They bloom in flushes Coral Drifts
So far everything I’ve chosen grows to 1.5 to 2′ tall and spreads to 3′ wide.
I won’t take everything out (if I can take anything out at all by myself) An old climber planted over 11 years ago punctuates the property edge and climbs the utility pole. The tag says Jackson & Perkins, Cl Blaze
There’s so much hard physical work to do, I think the trees are safe from me 🙂