All posts tagged: Lawn and Garden

What I’ve Been Up To…

bout 2010, I had a really good yard going. I’d be out working in the yard in the evenings and neighbors would walk by and tell me how good my yard looked which is amazing because I had no clue what I was doing. My sister and I attended the Alabama Hydrangea Society’s tour of homes; I began hanging out at various botanical gardens in the area. I was in a gardening zone, baby. I was rooting hydrangeas, I had amassed a collection of about 75 hosta. I could show friends and family my fern collection and call out the botanical name for each one. Last year, my yard looked like hell. I bought zero plants (well almost zero); barely even put weed and feed on my yard. The only thing I did was cut the weeds and what little grass that grew beneath them. So what happened? In 2010, we had a drought of historic proportions and the next year was almost as bad. My mostly shade yard had become home to a herd of …