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Imagemarti
Aug 27, 2012 10:38 AM CST
Name: Mary (Marti) Nelson
Ventura, CA
Peace and long life
This is to start a thread for redoing my KY garden, now that I am back in KY after one year in Calif. I returned to find that my garden was overgrown with weeds esp pokeweek. The lawn had not been mowed and it was just a mess. With sissy bad health she could not keep up the yard and my niece and her son had said they would take care of it. They didn't. I've lost several roses and I'm still assessing damage. Finally got the lawn mowed, but nephew believes that the closer he cuts it the more time he can let it go before he is forced to cut it again. So now I have no lawn just dirt.
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Thumb of 2012-08-27/marti/aa85c1 this is all pokeweed

Thumb of 2012-08-27/marti/3a0826 more pokeweed and wild grape
You can see how the yard was mowed. Now I will start putting my yard back together. All the roses I brought back from Calif I will keep in large pots. Easier for me to take care of .
Tahlmorra lujhala mei wiccan
(The fate of a man rests always within the hands of the gods)
ImageMoonhowl
Aug 27, 2012 1:51 PM CST
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA
In the eyes of a child you will see
I am so sorry Marti. I do know how much work you put into your yard and garden. The only good thing I can see is that you can rethink your original plans and restructure the garden to work with what you have and how you want to use it. Take care and don't overdo things....you need to care for you as much as everything else. Group hug
What I don't know is why books are written.
JJ
Aug 29, 2012 6:45 AM CST
Name: Pam
Illinois
What a shame Marti .....you had worked so hard getting it to where it was.
Hope Lavonne is doing better and I agree with Moon, don't overdo it. Group hug
Imagemarti
Aug 29, 2012 5:18 PM CST
Name: Mary (Marti) Nelson
Ventura, CA
Peace and long life
Thanks all! AS the weather cools down I will be able to get out and garden. For now I am staying in the house and keep the fans going.
Tahlmorra lujhala mei wiccan
(The fate of a man rests always within the hands of the gods)
ImageMoonhowl
Aug 29, 2012 5:25 PM CST
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA
In the eyes of a child you will see
That sounds like a plan Marti. Recuperate first....the garden needs a healthy gardener.
What I don't know is why books are written.
JJ
Aug 30, 2012 6:11 AM CST
Name: Pam
Illinois
And as my son would say " Ah winters coming the weeds will die....it'll be fine" Rolling my eyes. Group hug
Imagesmiley
Aug 31, 2012 10:45 AM CST
Name: Julie
Kenmore, NY
So sorry it took me so long to respond, I missed the thread!

You'll get that bad boy whipped into shape in no time Marti. But, as the others said, don't overdue it. Like DH always told the kids ~ ya gotta save some fun for tomorrow!
Imagemarti
Sep 14, 2012 10:38 AM CST
Name: Mary (Marti) Nelson
Ventura, CA
Peace and long life
Well, I went and did it!! I've been out putting in a few minutes a day pulling weeds and cutting down pokeweed and did not see the poison ivy growing in amongst the weeds. Now I have blisters on my hands, face and even my left eye lid. I've got to force myself to wear gloves and watch out for poison ivy. I get paid next week, I'll get the weed killer and spray the heck out of the fence line and I'll get some poison ivy spray. I'll have to take some more pictures of what I've got done so far.
Tahlmorra lujhala mei wiccan
(The fate of a man rests always within the hands of the gods)
ImageMoonhowl
Sep 14, 2012 11:09 AM CST
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA
In the eyes of a child you will see
Poison ivy is such a sneaky bugger. Hope you recover quickly, but know how hard it is to stay away from the garden. DON'T SCRATCH... Thumbs down
What I don't know is why books are written.
Imagesmiley
Sep 14, 2012 12:57 PM CST
Name: Julie
Kenmore, NY
Aw Marti! Hope you recover quickly!
Imagemarti
Sep 14, 2012 2:35 PM CST
Name: Mary (Marti) Nelson
Ventura, CA
Peace and long life
I'm using some of my jewelweed med and it is helping some with the itching. Rolling my eyes.
Tahlmorra lujhala mei wiccan
(The fate of a man rests always within the hands of the gods)
ImageMoonhowl
Sep 15, 2012 9:20 AM CST
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA
In the eyes of a child you will see
What ever it takes to not scratch...glad it is giving you some relief.
What I don't know is why books are written.
Imagemarti
Sep 18, 2012 10:51 AM CST
Name: Mary (Marti) Nelson
Ventura, CA
Peace and long life
Yipe! Rain!! All day yesterday and continuing today!! My plants are just soaking it up.
Tahlmorra lujhala mei wiccan
(The fate of a man rests always within the hands of the gods)
ImageMoonhowl
Sep 18, 2012 12:40 PM CST
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA
In the eyes of a child you will see
Yeah...we had rain all day yesterday too. Of course the trees damaged by Isaac got soaked and one dropped a branch so we were without power most of the day. How's the poison ivy doing?
What I don't know is why books are written.
Imagemarti
Sep 18, 2012 2:25 PM CST
Name: Mary (Marti) Nelson
Ventura, CA
Peace and long life
Poison ivy slowly healing. Now when I go out to cut weeds back I wear long sleeves and gloves!! I get my check tomorrow and will buy some Poison Ivy killer spray and really do a job on the darn stuff.
Tahlmorra lujhala mei wiccan
(The fate of a man rests always within the hands of the gods)
Imagesmiley
Sep 18, 2012 3:24 PM CST
Name: Julie
Kenmore, NY
Glad to hear you're fairing ok with the poison ivy stuff. We've had a nice rain falling today too. We needed it so bad!

How is LaVonne doing?
Imagemarti
Sep 21, 2012 6:48 PM CST
Name: Mary (Marti) Nelson
Ventura, CA
Peace and long life
LaVonne has her good days and her bad days. But she keeps putting one foot in front of the other.

I bought me an electric weed wacker this payday. I can't handle the big gas ones because of the bone spurs in my shoulders, so I got a 6.0V electric one. I have to drag an electrical cord around with me but that's OK. I'm slowly working on getting the yard wacked all around the fence line and my enclosed garden area. Thelogs I used to enclose the garden area are growing mushrooms on them. I don't think they are the eatable type, but they look cool. I'll get pictures tomorrow and post them.
Tahlmorra lujhala mei wiccan
(The fate of a man rests always within the hands of the gods)
ImageMoonhowl
Sep 21, 2012 6:53 PM CST
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA
In the eyes of a child you will see
Cool. Looking forward to the pictures. Give my best to LaVonne... Group hug for ya both.
What I don't know is why books are written.
Imagemarti
Sep 23, 2012 7:17 PM CST
Name: Mary (Marti) Nelson
Ventura, CA
Peace and long life
I've been out weed wacking around the trailer and some of the garden and found that I have several big toads hanging around. I have to be careful not to cut them up with the weed wacker. I keep moving them to a safe location. I need to make sure that they have a home in the yard. Any suggestions?
Tahlmorra lujhala mei wiccan
(The fate of a man rests always within the hands of the gods)
ImageLaVonne
Sep 23, 2012 7:28 PM CST
Name: Dorothy (LaVonne) Mitchell
Somerset, KY

What about a Toad House in your garden area?
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And this one is using a gourdThumb of 2012-09-24/LaVonne/6d86a4
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Tahlmorra lujhala mei wiccan
(The fate of a man rests always within the hands of the gods)

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