Tuesday, April 19, 2011

"It's Up To YOU...

...new mulch ... newwwwwww mulllllllllllllllch!!!!!"

Ha roo, pups and cool cats!  It's me - Zim!  Mom and Dad weeded and got all that new mulch put in yesterday.  You have no idea how exhausting it was for me and Dave to watch them from inside the comfort of the air-conditioned house.  I actually had to switch rooms a time or two in order to keep an eye on them!  It was pretty tough -- but hey, we are Working Breed pups after all!

Let's see how Mom and Dad did!  Here's a "new" Snowball Viburnum, at the edge of the front garden:

DSCN1048 Zim
"Good luck, Mr. Viburnum!  Grow us some snowballs, OK?!?"

Dad dug out some dead stuff before - and this is part of one of the viburnums he dug up from that tier by the stairs! I hope it makes it!

DSCN1049 Zim

Further down the line are the new rhododendrons, the Red Bud trees -- and toward the front a couple bunches of peonies (they aren't in bloom yet) and in the middle some of mum's mums.  Ha roo roo roo.

How about a closer look at one of the PJM Rhododendrons?

IMG_1953 Zim

Yeah, OK.  I wasn't really looking at the rhododendrons.  Fluffy Black Cat lives on that side and I was checking to see if she was home.

Let's go see how that tier by the stairs on the other side of the house looks:

DSCN1044 "New" Maiden Grasses

Those Maiden Grasses just look like twigs and a couple sprigs of green now, but if they make it, they'll fill out to a couple feet wide and will grow 3-4 feet tall!  They'll also get cool plume-y things on them.  Mom is going to plant something along the stairs, like maybe a low-growing sedum or some kind of "stepable" plant that will help avoid soil and mulch washout.  Today is back in the 40s with rain, so she is going to wait a few days.  In the meantime, Dave and I will do our best to keep her entertained!

IMG_1853 Zim and Dave
"Let's go, Mom!  C'mon, Dave!"
"I've still got that 'New Mulch, New Mulch' song stuck in my head, Zim!  Woo!"

How are your Spring gardens coming along? I hope you're helping out as much as Dave and I are!

Play bows,
Zim

9 comments:

  1. Looks great! I absolutely love these colourful pictures.

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  2. Great job helping out with the gardening and stuffs!
    We don't have a garden but mom bought some
    Flowers to put around the house so it feels very springy!
    Thanks for sharing with us pics of your beautiful garden!

    Cheers
    Maxx

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  3. Thanks to your snoopervision, it looks great
    Benny & Lily

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  4. You two did a pawesome job snoopervising because your yard looks very nice! Yardwork hasn't start around here yet but hopefully it does soon!

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  5. Good job boys. I dont think they could've done it without you!

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  6. Um, my garden needs weeding. Mum and dad are not good at this stuff.

    Huffs

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  7. Let's just say we'll be enjoying your gardens virtually. Ours are in shambles.

    Mango Momma

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  8. Your yard looks fabulous! We can tell just how hard your mom and dad worked - and you guys too!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

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  9. Wow, they sure are fast workers to have that all done already. WOW!

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