Ok. Hmmmmm. Tell me the truth now. Which definition of “weed” popped into your pretty little head when you read that title?? lol. It actually pertains to the gardening type of weed…as in sitting on my butt in the garden beds pulling and cutting and digging the little buggers out. Pulled so many of them I filled up my big weed can:
Those weeds weren’t just tossed in the can willy nilly…no, those were packed down as tight as I could possibly get them to make way for more weeds. Have to make my confession for the day: Because of our very-hot-and-no-rain weather this Spring, I have been the worst kind of Garden Mom. Meaning…I’d stand in the garden room looking out the sliding glass doors and just wave at the plants cause it was too dang hot out there for me! And I LOVE hot weather, so if I be sayin it’s too hot for me to go out, you can bet your bippy it’s blazin outside. But thankfully Mother Nature’s taken pity on us Floridians and dropped the temps to normal hot and even gave us rain. So I spent pretty much all day Saturday and Sunday in my garden. And, man, did I have a ball. Weeding to me is pretty much therapy. You get instant gratification at doing something that makes the garden look prettier, and it’s one of the few times in life you’re actually allowed to kill something you hate! ha! The only time I left my house all weekend was to go…wait for it…to the nursery to buy plants to replace the dug up weeds!! Woo hoo! I’m so lucky cause there’s a great little nursery about two or so miles from me called A Place in The Son. Yeah, I know…it’s quite dangerous having a nursery that close. I’d link to their website but I don’t think they even have one. Anyway. Went there with the intention of replacing a Night Blooming Jasmine that didn’t make it through our cold winter. Not only did I get the Night Blooming, I also got a Variegated Shell Ginger,
AND in the Bargain Barn area I swooped up two replacement heliotrope for $1.00 apiece. Well alrighty then!
On top of the wonderful weeding adventure, I also transplanted a Muhly grass to a better location and put the new Night Blooming Jasmine in its old home. Have you ever smelled a Night Blooming Jasmine in bloom? Oh my Lord…it’s one of the most beautiful smelly plants out there. And I grow roses, so that’s sayin a whole lotta lot. It blooms in these clusters off and on all year round till it gets cold. Very old-time Southern pass-along plant.
Oh! Check this out! Even though I’ve been lamenting bout how bad the weather’s been, look what I found in my garden this weekend: