Before and the beginning of the after
A few days ago I mentioned I went to Walmart for something and accidentally bought some plants. And then I went back later in the evening and bought more plants, this time on purpose.
I finally got those flowers in the ground this evening. Mr. Sparky was indispensable in the process, working some garden soil into the dirt yesterday, and then dragging bags of mulch for me today.
Sparky Nation demanded pictures of my upgraded flower bed. And by Sparky Nation, I mean one person. And by upgrade, I mean the whole weeds-to-riches glamour shot photo shoot. Which means three photos, two of which were taken in questionable light, but that’s rather par for the course for paparazzi, yes?
The cool thing about this project is that last year my knees were too cranky to even think about doing anything like this. I was just finishing physical therapy for the knee I had scoped, and the other one was quickly deteriorating. I still wouldn’t dare do any squatting or kneeling, seeing as it’s much easier to inflame a knee than de-flame it, but I was at least able to bend and dig around without being inhibited by stiffness, swelling, or miserably tight IT bands in my legs.
And this is a good thing.