It is done! All 192 plants are planted. Hard to see in the pictures but I did them in clumps of four scattered through the garden. It took me two hours and a couple bottles of water. It was very hot and muggy. I think the maple keys just add something to the overall design too, don't you think?:) We have many maple trees on our lot and they are shedding the keys like mad now. We have raked up a garbage bag full but they keep coming!
The iris's are just coming out now. They will be a deep purple colour. A number of plants are just about to bloom. I wish I had taken closer "before" pictures as many neighbours have commented on what a change we have made to the gardens.
This female Robin kept me company for most of the time. She has a nest in the neighbours tree and she and her mate are frequently in our yard. They are both very tame.
She had a bath just before I went inside. I had just filled it with cold water so I am sure it felt great.
Very cool here today. We wore mittens on our walk this morning. We finally got a good amount of rain last night into this morning. You could almost hear the lawns sighing in relief.
I hope everyone has had a peaceful weekend and you did something you enjoy. Take care.