I'm so sorry your wisteria was scalped! Luckily my DH didn't inherit that gene! He's pretty good about pruning, but maybe it's just because his chainsaw died! My tomato plants are living in front of the window in my dining room until it (if ever) warms up enough to plant them outdoors! Not the window garden I was hoping for! 😄
You yard is gorgeous and those roses are spectacular!
It’s 82 degrees here with a slight breeze. Suppose to rain again this afternoon. It sure will help if it just doesn’t rain too much. You are smart to start your plants early. That may be what we need to start doing since the ground stays wet too long before he can plow and row it up. Grass wants to take over because plants are late.
Right I have just learnt something new. I have presumed for years that I was suffering alone in the short back and sides approach to gardening by my other half. Now I know it’s something inbuilt. The result is that I don’t do as much in our garden as too much I have nurtured has had the chop. Toogie thanks for sharing pictures of your lovely garden
Yes, I agree. No matter what part of the world you are from the men must be alike when it comes to this.
Out of curiosity, y’all call the area around the house the garden, we call it the yard. We call where we plant the vegetable our garden...what do you call that space?
A vegie patch.
Ha, ha. I am seeing double this morning.
I do not have a husband that destroys however the gardener prunes and sometimes I think he may have killed the plant just to watch it come to live with beautiful bloom.
It looks as if you have a big lot to take care of. Is the first picture the wisteria? Stay save and well.
I bet you are seeing double😉👀🤣
Yes, the first picture is what is left of the wisteria. I regret no before picture. I’m sure it will come alive again and in consideration he did need to cut poison ivy out of it. Trouble is it twist and vines back on itself so much, the good was cut out with the bad.
He mows about 2 1/2 acres of grass, so in relation to city dwellers I guess it is a lot to mow. I don’t mow or even know how to drive those zero turns.
I loved the laughs and the pictures too. I think most of our hubbies share the need to destroy. hehe My husband said if it isn't fenced off, it will be mowed. And he did mow down my gardens once. We worked together to mark them and he then left them alone. hehe We never seem to run out of things to do here. Between our home and the new to us but well used 1999 5th wheel we purchased and are renovating, time flies. BTW, I also recommend the movie Steel Magnolias too. Here's a chuckle for everyone. My hubby got a meme from someone that says "gas is cheap, I have nowhere to go and everyone has shaggy hair. I'm living back in the 70s again". And oh my, is my hair shaggy. hehe Good thing the barbers and hair dressers are opening up again here.
Karen there is no excuse for a lady with scissors, to have a man or herself shaggy, when you have plenty time for a ‘mess up’ to grow out, practically unseen by others😉😂🤣
No joke, I have cut my husbands for years with barber clippers and on occasion cut my own. He helps cut the very bottom edge of mine, neckline area, for me.
I love Steel Magnolias and Fried Green Tomatoes!
No one wants me to cut their hair when I can't draw a straight line with a ruler. hehe My hair is below my shoulders now and I am learning a new skill: how to use barrettes. I know, my life is just too filled with fun.
Gorgeous piccies Toogie. My husband does the same thing, I now make sure I'm around when he goes to 'trim' something. He always cuts off far too much and one day I was in tears when he cut off all of my Duranta flowers. AAAAAGGGHHH!!!! He said not to worry as it will regrow, and of course it always does. So from now on I've told him not to touch it!!! Love Chris
Picture of a Duranta bush.
This flower is beautiful! It has a velvet look on my phone. We are sitting on the porch waiting for dinner/lunch to be done. I think I would have cried too and almost did when I saw what he was doing. I wish I had a bush like yours, very pretty.
Your yard looks beautiful. Good job Drum.
I love your and your sense of humor. You made my day.
I love ya too and Drum just raised his eyebrows when I told him you said good job.
Hubby is a man of few words, but a lot of facial expressions. If people think I have a sense of humor, my son-in-law does too. He told my hubby, “Paw-paw when you die we gonna get the undertaker to raise your eyebrows, so you will ‘look natural’😉😂to which my hubby stretched his eyes and raised his eyebrows again🤣🤣🤣
Loved your pictures and your post. I never, never ask my husband to cut or prune anything in the garden. He doesn’t know when to stop. You can tell I speak from experience. LOL.
Sarah, I can go out to do something and he’s right there taking over. I don’t know if he thinks he can do it better, or faster, or what. I guess all of us ladies have had experienced this....
What a beautiful yard. But all I can see is a lot of grass to mow! Your hard work is paying off. Hugs. Nan
I just hope my tomatoes make it to my table! His garden has been planted and re-planted 3 times. Some things came up sparsely and some not at all. We only set out 6 tomato plants because out of about 45 last year, none made it. We had cucumbers we ate, pickled and gave away but no tomatoes😩 He does have a lot to mow but it doesn’t take too long.
thanks for the giggle I love that movie and can just see him scaring the squirrels away. I cringe every time I say to my husband something needs pruning his idea is with a chain saw at ground level (lol) so need to keep an eye out at all times or be very explicate about what has to be done. My garden has shot up very well this year loads of vegies and flowers.
Now you made me laugh. Our saw isn’t working but we do need some oak limbs cut off but I shudder to imagine him out there with a saw. I lost a lot of my flower beds due to not being able to weed them myself but I THOUGHT I could have bushes😉😂
When we lived in Mobile, we had Monkey grass. It edged our circular driveway - Your yard looks so pretty - love the beautiful flowers!! Hugs and stay safe!!
I offered my daughter Marsha the ones I thin out. She had said at one time she wanted some. I also have it around a bed with a birdbath in the center.