This shot would be before the backache:
isn't it great? Ken is one hard working man. Our shade garden was completely out of control (because of all our bird feeders, I might add). So yesterday he got this really great tool - it looks something like a stirrup. It made quick work of this mess. If you call eight hours quick work.
I ran to the garden center and picked up just a few things (if you call $100 worth a few things): five little ground covers, two astilbe and a few begonias to break up all the hostas. I think I counted 25! They're my favorite. We broke up some of the big ones and moved them around. It's all trial and error, honestly. Because we don't really have a clue what we're doing.
I also potted my very first ever tomato plant. My mother, who lives in California wasn't too impressed. They already have tomatoes ready to pick on their plants. Mine just got it's new home. Check back with me in August.
Ken really enjoys working in the yard. I'm ok once I get going but I really worry about my back. I tried not bending over too much, I worked hard on remembering to squat whenever I could but have you ever weeded a garden squatting? Sometimes you just gotta bend over! Ken likes it because he's 'making it pretty for you' he says. I like it when he makes things pretty for me.
Oh! And I hung my new hummingbird feeder today. I put it up and went back in the house for something. Ken opened the door right behind me and said, "Your humming bird feeder works!" Literally minutes after putting it up, a bird came in and tested it out. We both really enjoy all the birds that come into the yard. And humming birds are like little miracles. I love them! Girl-child swears she's going to come over one day and our family room chairs are going to be turned around and facing out the doors. She would have laughed at us today, sitting in the outside chairs, eyes on the feeder begging one to come take a drink.
Not a bad way to spend the day. Happy Father's Day, Ken.