It was a productive day.
All the morning glories in this part of the garden are gone!!!.
There's tilling to yet do but the hardest part is all over.
Myguy had the day off and helped finish clearing all those vines.
It went so much faster together!!
I'm sooo thankful.
Then, we started moving hydrangeas that had to get done before some major
work starts on the back wall of the house.
First he cut the branches off with a chainsaw and
we must have had at least two truckloads.
Then we wrapped a chain around the bushes and pulled them out
with the bucket on the tractor.
After getting them out, we carried them up to my Mommas
olde place and used the backhoe to dig all the holes to replant.
The rootballs were pretty huge.
It's funny how plants are for gardeners.
--You remember where you got them.
Who gave them to you... and
how old they are. Well; for the most part.
One of these hydrangeas came from our neighbor.
When they go on vacations she often asks me to come feed her animals and
check on things. About ten years ago, they were going out of town and she had me over
to tell me what all to do. She lives on her Papaws homeplace and
Papaw's hydrangea bush was in full bloom. She told me to help myself
to bouquets from it. So... I did! I cut the flowers as well as stems with
just leaves and put them in an antique fruit jar. The day I decided to throw
them out, I discovered the stems without the blooms had started to root!
Beautiful little white hairy roots! I didn't even know hydrangeas will "start" like that.
So I pitched the dying flower blooms and kept the stems going in water and later planted them.
That sweet gift from my neighbor grew into my row of hydrangeas.
I have one different type that was in the same row.
I bought it online in memory of my angel mother.
It's white and is called the snow queen.
My Momma once won a snow queen pageant in her younger days--
so you know how it is in grief. It was one of those things I just had to have
because I was missing her so much.
When we dug that hydrangea up today it kind of broke in two so one piece got planted
up at her place and the other half we moved to another area of our yard.
I sooo hope they make it.
I watered them really good and mulched heavy with old hay.
Now we wait and see what happens!
Well; it's late... so I leave you with a cool quote on today's
"Normality is a paved road:
it's comfortable to walk, but no
Vincent Van Gogh