In my last post, I showed you how manicured our front flower bed looked. It went from beauty….
The first project we wanted to tackle in our front flower bed were the Day Lilies. They were huge and way out of control…
…really, really out of control
To control the Day Lilly mating mess, we have to dig them up to chop them into smaller sizes. You can see it was a full family event…
….even Chloe and Emme were outside supporting us and waving to the camera.
We did get them replanted, but I didn’t get any after photos because my duty from helper/photographer switched right away to motherhood. The following weeks that came after, I was busy
working like a slave driver generously volunteering to help my husband’s business get up off the ground.
The front day lilies barely survived the chopping and replanting process..
….you can see a little bit of life (green) is still left in them.
So I ended up pulling out the dead parts of the plant and left the green and the “I’m not dead I’m sorta still green” leaves.
I forgot to mention, when we chopped up the day lilies, some of them were moved to our empty left flower bed on the side of the house. Remember it’s location?
Here they are in their new home.
While I was removing the dead leaves on one of the plants, I noticed evidence of a horrible, terrifying creature that stopped me dead in my tracks.
You see that spider web? Yes, it’s so tiny but I have a major case of arachnaphobia. I’ll kill a spider if I have to, but that’s only after I’m done screeching, screaming, jumping and yelling. Everytime I kill one I say outloud like a little kid “ewwww!!!!” If my husband is around, I won’t touch the things. He’s my super spider killing husband. In matter of fact, I almost thought of making him a Father’s Day card from Etsy that looked kinda like this…
…because that’s how much I love him for killing all my spiders for me (and the girls).
The Day Lilies looked much better after I was done…
…okay. Kinda better. Barely living but they are living better.
Here is the front flower bed after.
Aren’t Day Lilies beautiful?
I know we still have a lot left to do. Here’s the list I want to get accomplished sometime soon. Of course it’s another dime for another time.
- Trim Kaladescope Plant down to a descent size
- Figure out how to remove the water build-up on the front exterior brick
- Plant flowers in the empty spots
So what have you been doing with your flower bed lately? Any yard work you want to share?
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