Saturday, February 18, 2012

The Aftermath ...

Of the big dig, Friday's rainfall and the severe thunderstorms that rolled through my corner of Katy this morning:sticky, nasty, gumbo clay soil mucking up the front gardens!



AND rocks that were removed and then stuck back wherever ...




AND trampled plants ...




AND Mexican feather grasses replanted where my beloved Chocolate Daisies were ...




The Head Gardener and I are very cranky as a result of all this. True, the garden beds are in utility easement footage so it's the utility companies' right to dig.  What's really got our knickers in a twist is that the good soil and mulch we had installed, especially in the corner bed, was relegated to the bottom of the holes in that bed, leaving us clods of wet sticky clay.  The HG and I are pondering using the clods to make souvenir hearts to hand out at May's Garden Bloggers' Fling in Asheville.  We'd fling them at the pesky furry-tailed rodents but our aim's not that great!

2 comments:

Lucy Abbott said...

Oh Cindy! I often have nightmares about just this sort of thing. My heart goes out to you! I hope you and the Head Gardener can set things right.

Gail said...

Hug, hug and another hug. gail