I was out weeding today. I probably should have started earlier than I did, but the day was pretty reasonable until about 12:30. The gardens along the brick sidewalk to the house are one of the hotter areas to work.
I could post a picture of an area totally cleared that is about 4' by 4', but that seems sorta silly. Just envision it. From there I crossed the walk to the garage side of the gardens.
Having seen it from this perspective, I've decided to take out everything to the wall to the left of the downspout. The iris right next to the downspout have to be moved this week. I can't decide whether I want to put them in the ground or try to winter them over in large pots. I think they might do better in the ground, but I'll need to baby them for the rest of the growing season to get them settled for winter.
I moved up the walk toward the front door and cleared the area between the purple fountain grasses and the mum.
Below is a long shot of the garden. I wanted you to see the tomato plant that has taken over the west end of that garden. The chipmunks must not have liked my choice of plants. I've actually left it because it's shading a coral bells that is planted in a too-sunny area. And, my Dad and Mother always seemed to have a stray tomato plant in their gardens. I suspect it was a private joke between them.
This is the pile of weeds that came out of these three small spaces:
After I weeded, I thoroughly watered. We had heavy rain on Saturday, but the gardens were bone dry. More to come later.