Tuesday, September 29, 2015

With My Supervision

Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie.  As I told you yesterday, Mom and Dad started the work-week by heading back out to do more yard work.  Mom's goal was to tackle this area down by the fence:

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Old Fashioned Lilac Bushes on the left, Maiden Grasses on the right

A friend gave Mom a bunch of Iris rhizomes.  Mom's thought was to just plant them down in the sunny area near the fence. That was her plan. Like most of Mom's plans, it wasn't quite as simple as that. I knew she'd need my close supervision.

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"C'mon, Mom.  You can do it up better than that!"

Can you see me up there? Upper right-hand corner window. Let's zoom in.

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"Make it stand out more, Mom."

I know.  I was working H-A-R-D!!!  I'm not sure what Mom would have done without my input.

So, rather than just move the rocks, punch holes in the landscaping fiber, and stick the rhizomes in, Dad helped her clear an area of rocks and turned the soil for her.  Mom planted the rhizomes, then decided to build a cobblestone border.

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Iris Garden - not quite done!

It still needed something - so Mom added some mulch.

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Much better!  ... or is that "mulch" better?  Ha roo roo roo!

Yep.  Icing on the cake!  It was hard work, but I'm glad she went the extra mile and did the border and mulch and all.  I must say, though ... it was exhausting.

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"Where did she go?  I can't see her any more."

I'm not sure what we're tackling next out there, but I hope today's an easier day.

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

15 comments:

  1. Your mom has such wonderful landscaping ideas.
    stella rose

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  2. If your momma ever runs out of stuff to do at home, she can come to OUR house to plant stuff! I'll snoopervise her ALMOST as well as you.

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  3. that will be lovely in the spring....good job all around :)

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  4. Great work MAggie, we just know you saved your Mama a ton of hassle!!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  5. Maggie, we're not sure who worked harder - you or your mom? Hope you got treats for all that snoopervising!

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  6. You probably need some treats to recover, Mags!

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  7. Looking good, and that was some hard work!

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  8. excellent dogervision - they couldn't of done it without you :)

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  9. Maggie, did you reward Mom with some human treats?

    BOL

    The garden is looking lovely - just till those rhizomes bloom!!!

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

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  10. hee hee! we see you in the window :) but of course your mom and dad couldn't have done all that without your help and snoopervision, Maggie. nicely done! just pace yourself, though...don't work too hard this week...

    pip, smidgen, minnie, hollie, sharpie

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  11. Wow that looks amazing, great work there Maggie (and Mom and Dad!) I can't wait to see the flowers, my Mum luffs Iris's, such pretty flowers. Oh I wonder what colour they will be, do you nose?
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  12. Ooooooooooooooh - mom's iris garden is going to look stunning in the spring! We can't wait to see it!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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  13. BOL Maggie! You worked so hard I am exhausted just watching you work!
    Oz

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