Saturday, May 24, 2008

A Minor Repair & Transformation - and those *&%# Weeds!

You all probably know me well enough by now to know that I have a tendency to forget taking "before" shots. This table is no exception. Just trust me that the top was falling off wobbly legs until I whipped out my trusty drill and a few 3" wood screws. Give me credit for remembering to snap this one before I got too carried away with painting! I told you about these wicked 3-leaf nonpoisonous pesky weeds a couple posts ago. I think I also mentioned that the only way to get rid of them is to completely dig up the area and remove every piece of root associated with the *&%# things. They have successfully wangled (is that a dictionary term?) themselves around the hostas and lillies of the valley in the areas beneath my dogwood tree and in front of the house. Separating them from hostas isn't that much of a chore; however, separating them from the LoV is another matter. Much of yesterday afternoon was spent working under the dogwood and feeling very sorry for myself. I had separated a good part of the area the other day. It soon became apparent that I hadn't gotten every piece of the wicked weed root when I noticed this (someone, please hum the "tum-tum-tum-tum" part of the theme to Jaws): Can you believe over 2 wheelbarrows of these stupid roots (I had already dumped one overflowing wheelbarrow before taking this pic). The area is looking better but I still have this much to do. Anyone want to dig in the dirt with me? I am taking volunteers! ;-> REMINDER: Leave a comment and become eligible for this month's Giftaway! I'll post an updated photo of the Giftaway package tomorrow. Keep grinnin'! Sher

4 comments:

Janet C. Fish said...

I am SO glad you are back posting. I don't want to dig in the dirt, do I HAAAAVVVVE to? Yes, I have to go plant some plants later, after we get some soil and rocks.

You keep that table under a tree? You've painting it white so the bird poop will blend in? Stroke of genius! LOL

I always love your pictures. As I mentioned to you before, I wondered if you could garden on flat ground now that you've lived on the side of a steep him for so long?

Love, Janet

Sher said...

LOL - Yep, that's me, getting an occasional stroke of genius! I'll happily help with your yard. But, with gas prices the way they are, you'll either have to send me a ticket or come get me!
Love,
Sher

Janet Fish said...

Did you add the picture of the table later? I don't remember seeing it before, but that looks just wonderful. I love it.

Sher said...

The pic was posted earlier. Having a blonde moment? LOL! I'd much rather claim those than senior moments!!! (Harder to convince someone of a blonde moment, tho, when you're Filipino!)
Love,
Sher