Thursday, July 9, 2009

A Day of Yard Work Gone Awry

What happens when one innocently asks for help with a bit 'o landscaping? I submit to you photographic evidence, as seen here on the left.

I am not a fan of lawns. They are contrived, tedious, and boring, providing lackluster flora for the least desirable fauna. Therefore it seemed entirely logical to remove our aforementioned weed over run lawn and put in something far more lovely than dandelions and creeping charlie, so as to remove some of the earwig habitat.

Thus, I had the brilliant idea of digging up turf on the first hot day of the summer, after a dry spell, at high noon...to put in some lovely perennials and shrubs in a teeny tiny corner of our yard. I swear, it's maybe a 10' x 10' patch. Six hours later, blistered hands, sunburned neck, and one husband gone off the deep end later...we've got ourselves some pretty flowers in a spot where pretty much nobody actually notices. FANtastic!