You know that old question, "Are you working hard or hardly working?"
To me, working outside is hardly working.
I love it.
Love the the plants, the smells, the birds, the heat.
My neighbors paid someone to put flowers in their flower bed a couple of weeks ago.
I tried to convince them that I'd help them and we could do it in no time at all.
They don't like that kind of work so there was no convincing them.
We built this bed a year ago.
It's coming along nicely but continues to change.
Just a couple of weeks ago we took out the last of the hollies that the builder had
put in. We just didn't love them and they were taking up valuable space.
We needed the space for prettier plants like this lantana.
There are 5 of them in the bed and they get H U G E!
See that row of lantana in the picture below? They are above the label.
Last year they got so big that they overtook the roses that were planted behind them.
So this year we moved the roses to another spot.
Now come on lantanas - do your job!
They will fill in that whole empty space and give so much bang for your buck. :)
I know that some people would rather eat a bug than work in the flower bed.