Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Bloomin' Tuesday and Boring

I haven't been feeling the greatest for the last coupla days, major fatigue had set in.  Some of the problem may have been the hot weather and I may have overdone it a bit, but so far today, I feel more like my old, crusty self, so things are looking up.  

I haven't posted anything, haven't taken many pictures, haven't done a whole lot of anything creative.  I guess sometimes we have to take it easy whether we want to or not, right?  Add to the fact we are working on a new stone landscaping 'thing' (for lack of a better word) and it's not going well, which is rather depressing.  I'll post about that tomorrow.  It's supposed to start raining again by this afternoon and not quit until Friday, so I'll have ample time to post, I guess.


The power company has been here the last few days, trying to install a new line between Mom's house and ours.
As I write this, there are three men stalking around in my front yard, trying to figure out how to bury a cable without destroying the flowerbeds.  Do you see that big machine in the distance in the picture above?  Well, it needs to come through here and bury a new power cable 4' deep..........oh, boy............but now they are talking about maybe boring under the garden......I hope so!

SO, I'd better post some flowers for Bloomin' Tuesday, before the big equipment makes them a thing of the past!
A quick picture of my 'Fireball' hibiscus (who is in the direct path of the Power Company! before it is no more.
Annual salvia 'Victoria'

Rudbeckia 'Goldsturm' (What would we do without this plant??)

Oh dear, I hear the excavator engine starting up, they are getting closer:

This is the smallest of the sweet potato vines, which should be safe from excavating due to the rocks, ha!

Yellow Dahlberg daisies and purple 'Imagination' verbena.......I wonder if the verbena would rebloom if I sheared them down?
I think I will try deadheading them and see what happens.

Coneflowers in the path of the excavator...........

Oh, well, I can at least move my potted plants without a problem!

All those pesky rocks in the way, hopefully making the idea of boring under the garden more practical...?

 Ok, there are now four guys milling around in my driveway, I guess I really have to go.  Let's hope we have a 'Boring Day' or I will be digging plants out like a madwoman!!

While I'm defending my flower garden, zip on over to Bloomin' Tuesday and see what's blooming for everybody else!



Racquel said...

Hope they don't destroy your garden in the process. The phone company dug a trench through my garden a few years ago and killed 4 large Hostas in the process. :(

Darla said...

Oh crap! that machine would make me really nervous Karen. I have always heard to cut back verbena...I do and it does just fine.

Bonnie said...

What fantastic gardens. I really love all the rock. We are having city sewer installed at my place on Friday. I totally feel your pain!

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Karen don't you just hate when you have to have work done near your garden? Imagination Verbena is one of my favorites. You can deadhead it like crazy and it rewards with more blooms.


Meg said...

This is a hard time of year to have to move plants I hope you don't have to.Everything at your place looks gorgeous. I too love the Goldstrum it keeps on blooming no matter what. And gold is the color of fall I guess.......... Hope all goes well. Meg

Jester said...

WOW Everything looks so gorgeus over there! and you know I am sooooo droolong with envy over all them boulders you have, you lucky, lucky girl!!! Best of luck with the cable guys. I'm sure they can look at your yard & know you are no slouch in the landscaping department and think long and hard before causing you any unneccessary distress!!!

Jean said...

I certainly hope they went under your garden! Everything still looks beautiful in the pics.Good luck! Jean

Granny Lyn's Garden said...

First of all,I'm glad you are feeling better.I watch for your blogs everyday and have missed them.Not that you have to blog everyday ... I really do enjoy your gardens. I just go back and revisit older dates ..:
Hope you are able to save you plants!

Karen said...

Thanks everyone, and a great update---today was a BORING day...they went under almost all of the garden! Yay!