This pic somehow got deleted on the post I had done before going on vacation of Wilbur & Charlotte sleeping together. Aren't they just precious?
The puppies helped me with some yardwork. Ok, maybe helped is a bit over enthusiastic but at least they hung out and kept me company while I was doing the yardwork.
We weeded out and cut and trimmed Azalea bushes, poison ivy vines, mystery vines, etc. These are before pics, Charlotte slipped her head out of her collar (which was attached to her leash, which was attached to Wilbur's leash, which was attached to Wilbur's head) and they started running the streets.
One CANNOT have American Pit Bull Terriers running loose through one's neighborhood so they were put inside and I didn't get after pics of the gardens...bummer.
Look what was hidden behind the Lantana in the front flower bed
and a closeup
this little anole came out after the puppies went back inside.
Charlotte's taking a break and getting a little sunshine.
I can't remember the name of this bush which was quite small when I planted it and has apparently been sneaking growth pills while I wasn't looking. It gets orange berries in the fall and has thorns which are quite annoying. I'm going to have to find a trellis quickly before it takes over any more of the garden space with it's sprawling.
and a close up
This is one of the white iris that my brother, Damon sent me a few years back from his garden in Charlotte, NC. I wish you could smell the intoxicatingly wonderful scent these iris produce. I cut a few of them and the blue iris to put in a vase in my bathroom.
Looking down from the deck into the small plant area that was cleaned out of the wild berry bushes. The light pink knock out rose was hidden beneath the rubbish. The mock orange had even started to bloom and is full of buds.
The area is cleared now so hopefully the Abelia (left with the tree stalks coming out of the tiny bush beneath) will get enough sun to grow itself up straight since the Wigelia (on the right) got whacked back down to bush height.
after we were through we had a couple of nice big piles of plant garbage to be burned
Charlotte was inquisitive "whatcha doin mom?"
Wilbur played some ball
and played more ball
and after a busy day Wilbur says "I's sooooo tahred mom"......sweet dreams puppy boy.