But anyway..... I thought I'd show what's happening out in the back yard.
|Remember this? Work in progress.|
|And this? The summer of black plastic that killed bermuda grass so I could add the two new concrete block planting beds?|
|And this? Cutting out the layout for the beds -- unevenly!|
|And this? Digging trenches on two sides of the planting area, as well as the curved area around the rosemary, to install that nice metal edging, to keep bermuda grass from rooting through?|
|In the ground, ready to be filled in and finished. Only took two days to do two sides. The curved area around the rosemary came later.|
Is it any wonder that I'm disillusioned and wanting out of this house -- this is only one reason among many. Countless hours of work, lots of money, and it's all going back to weeds because I cannot keep them out any longer using organic methods, and I refuse to use anything else. The beds are mostly lying fallow now -- needing more black plastic on the empty ones to keep the weeds out -- I dig and dig but they encroach, regardless. I'm tired of the battle. And too old for the battle. So what's the point?