Feeling somewhat accomplished
Hooks: I set up the shepherd hooks in the backyard and transplanted the strawberries into a hanging basket. Also staked a large bronze whirligig near the hooks; it will (hopefully!) serve as both lawn decor and a deterrent for the creatures that tunnel under our yard. It's over five feet tall and the spinner is shaped like a dahlia.
Plants: Replanted the mint into medium sized brown planters and placed on the deck at the base of the stairs. Also learned from "Gardeners' World" how to take cuttings and start new mint plants. In about a week, I'll give this a try.
Pruning: M and I joined forces -- a rare occurrence since he hates the process of gardening -- to prune the bush by the mailbox and mulch the ground around it. I pointed out the dead trees/weeds from the center isle and he pulled them out. He broke down the detritus while I held open the compost bag. When we were done, the front yard looked tidy and lovely.
Water: Watered mint, strawberries, tulips and peonies in backyard. Watered the urns in the front. Also gave the dying chocolate mint a good dunk. We'll see if it helps resurrect 'em.
Weather: Low 52/High 77 degrees, partly cloudy, 16% humidity, 8 mph wind, 2% chance of rain. UV Index 7 of 10. Barometric pressure 30.17 falling. Moon phase: Waxing crescent
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