As you can see below, he has leveled out the dirt that he's been bringing up to add to our sloping yard. The highest terrece will be a flower bed. The second terrace will be a walkway running from the deck on the left end of the house around the front and connecting to some steps at the opposite end of the front porch. Yes, I still have a lot of work to do on the front porch clutter.
Plans this weekend include laying the retaining wall and placing a rock border on the front flower bed. We are also having my brother's family down from Illinois for his daughter's birthday party. There is also a homeschool conference and a craft festival that are possiblities if we can stretch the hours out in a day. So much to do... busy days are good days.Here are a couple of daylily photos. Their recent planting have left them a bit unattractive as a whole, but individual blooms promise a beautiful showing next year. This one is called "Persian Market."
And this one is "Stella Supreme."
I also have the following varieties in the same bed... Apricot Ruffle (orange and frilly), Daring Deception (mauve and cream with frilled edges), Forest Phantom (yellow with a purple center), Strutter's Ball (purple with a yellow center), and some common gold from the old house. I find myself liking these easy-to-survive perriennals and plan to get several more varieties for the backyard as it gets full sun nearly all day. I will have something very pretty to look at as I hang the clothes on the line!
I've been picking blackberries this week. And I have a bad case of chigger bites.