or how not to install a solar light.
I’ve talked about my “adventures” in gardening before. They usually involve critters or bad weather or invasive plants. Today’s adventure was all about balance, or a lack of it.
I was putting a solar light into the ground next to the walkway and suddenly lost my balance. I don’t remember feeling faint or anything. I was already squatting, so I didn’t fall far, but because I had my hands around the solar light I couldn’t get them out in front of me fast enough. I fell face first into the flower bed! The ground was nice and soft from our recent rain, but I still ended up with a very red and bruised nose. It has the clear imprint of my glasses, which luckily didn’t break. My forehead is also a bit sore.
We did manage to do a little work at the park. The bed is looking better and I will plant some more perennials in it soon. We just started the bed last fall. Has some daylilies, lantana, purple coneflowers, dianthus, daisies, and an althea.
Also visited the wildflower bed and put a new sign on it- “Do NOT weed, water, or mow.” Some of you may remember that last year the over-zealous city guys mowed down my wildflowers! Yep, down to the ground. It was ugly. But this year we have a sign and they’ve all been told to stay away. (You can barely see the sign in the far right in the photo below.)
Still need to prune the crape myrtles and lantanas a bit. I know, I know…I’m late with the lantanas. I just don’t get downtown that much during the school year.
Also have to visit the theater and see what that bed looks like. It’s my oldest and most reliable downtown flowerbed.
Tomorrow I’m off to Texas for a little shopping. I know, I lead such an exciting life. Stay tuned.