Chronicling the adventures of being a single female homeowner
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
I made some changes last week to my garden. And managed to get heat stroke at the same time. Score!
I didn't like the way the hostas looked in the front garden - they were just too big for the space. So, I decided to take those out and fill the empty space with red mulch (is that mulch? wood chip stuff?).
I likes, I really likes!
Next, I had a dead space that was next to my driveway - the small strip of earth between the driveway and fence separating my neighbors yard. I say small strip of earth because it was mostly weeds, a little grass and a lot of dirt. I bought some more black dirt topsoil and some seeds morning glory's and wildflowers. I shoveled up the sod and pulled out all the weeds (this was the portion of the afternoon that gave me the heat stroke). Soon I was left with a fairly cleaned out ready to go garden. I planted the seeds and watered the heck out of it with miracle grow. I even saw some green poking out of the dirt this morning. Success!
I put up that little white fence to offer some protection and to give it a little prettiness. I'm sure it'll look much better once the flowers start growing...right? RIGHT?
In addition to those two projects, I also assembled a wheelbarrow. That now has to be disassembled and returned because one of the handles is broken. Urgh.
I retired into the house and was so heat stroked out that I couldn't even muster the energy to take a shower. Finally I was able to get up, feed myself and lay on the couch with a deep headache. When I went to bed, my headache had progressed to the point of a migraine and I couldn't even lay there without excruciating pain. So, I helped myself to prescription strength pain med (to remain unnamed). Thank goodness for left over medicines.