DebbieIt's hard to do a blurb about Debbie, my yard lady. She does so much she needs a blog to talk about it all. She came today armed with plants and containers for planting and harvesting. Not only does she do a great job taking care of the lawn and plants but she takes care of the pond and plants too. And she cleans gutters!
Today she brought more raspberry plants and planted those--can't wait for my own raspberries next season! She also brought a couple of canna lilies and planted those in the bog area -- apparently that is pond-speak for the spillover section of the pond. Can't wait to see what those look like when they bloom. AND she plopped some water hyacinths in the pond. She said they have amazing blooms--I hope they bloom before it gets cold. They are so cool because they float rather than attach themselves.
She also brought a camellia plant to plant back where the fence becomes starkly visible during the winter--as well as the neighbors house and them. Someone called it a "good neighbor fence" because it is a staggered style instead of solid one. All I know is it gets really "open" and I am more aware of my neighbors during the winter. It amazes me how something so huge and bushy as the wisteria just disappears in the winter. Now, the camellia will give me more privacy and green during the winter--as well as pretty blooms as early as January or February in this area.
The yard looks great, the plants are cared for, the new plants are looking a little raw and odd until they settle in and I adjust to the new look. Next visit--sounds like the gutters will get "Debbietized" and they will be in good shape for the winter as well.
Today Debbie got Chocolate Chip Blondies with Pistachios and Cherries. Even though I pay her for the work--I think she goes the extra mile with the yard and pond and it's one way I can say "thanks" (besides the paycheck!)
I love you, Debbie!!