These sunflowers grow in my mother's garden.
I don't know what kind of magic juju she waves over her plants, but everything she's grown this year has been super-sized
On the other hand, my tomatoes have all but given up. The peppers are choked out by weeds, and my roses are dying from neglect.
The crab grass, however, is doing remarkably well
Keeping the yard cut is one thing. To keep the weeds out of the garden and flower beds would require hours each week that I simply do not have. That black weed block paper stuff? Doesn't work. The crab grass howled with laughter and, to add salt to the wound, came back stronger than ever. I'm not big on using poison
Aside from hiring someone, which is cost prohibitive for me, is there some magic juju that retards grass growth in flower beds and gardens?
Today I'll be contemplating these domestic dilemmas which include how to clean mold from a pop-up camper; how to keep the Canada geese and their deposits* out of my yard when my mother feeds then next door; and how to repair a ping pong table damaged in an unexpected rain storm during a party. It was my great idea to put it outside.
*The Canada geese aren't scared of me at all. Several times per day I come dashing out the back door trying to scare them off, much like a madwoman. They laugh when I yell, jump up and down, stomp my feet, flail my arms and swirl large objects in the air. I'm sure the neighbors are equally
At least I hope so.
May your Sunday be free from stress, maintenance dilemmas and