April 15, 2017
I always forget how large the flower beds along the property edge rally are. I had the idea of planting the heirloom iris and gladiolus bulbs today and cleaning up leaves and dead growth from the beds, as well as weeding and pruning everything. Um. No. Four hours in, I had to give up. This time, it was my knees (mulch is hard, and sometimes sharp and pointy!) and my hands (I need new pruning shears) that were destroyed. But I did make progress, enough that if landscapers come for spring cleanup, there's no justification for any damage from them.