We were supposed to get rain yesterday. We had sprinkles at 3:30 in the morning but then it was sunshine and occasional clouds.
So the hubbinator and I went to the home improvement store to purchase some plants for our side yard.
We ended up getting drought tolerant grasses, 2 that repelled mosquitoes, two that had purple flowers (for the bees), and one that had red flowers on stalks (for the hummingbirds).
Then we spent the next hour digging out the grass to plant the grasses. Yeah, it makes perfect sense. The grass we dug out was for water hungry lawns; the stuff we planted expands into clumps and requires little water to thrive, which we hope with choke out the other grass making the area low maintenance.
While I was working, I kept getting bitten by ants. You see, I don’t usually like gardening with gloves on. Sure, when I’m spending lots of time raking, they prevent blisters, but otherwise…
Otherwise, I like to feel the dirt in my hands and touch the fragile leaves and shoots, or in the case of some of the grasses, get cut by them. Ah, well, there’s always a price to pay.
Until next time.