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Thursday, March 3, 2011

It's A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.....

Our neighborhood is being torn apart street by street and put back together by the gas company.  They are updating their connections to each of the private residences.  As you can imagine, it's caused something of an uproar around here!  It started with mysterious spray paint markings up and down the streets.....
We *hear* that they will carefully dig up any plants that are in the way of their work and return them to their original  condition.  However, I KNOW Georgia dirt or as many call it CLAY takes a lot of time and effort to amend....and when you dig deeply enough, no matter how nice the top soil is, that's just what you hit and unless you work to turn it, that's what remains after the hole is filled in!  SO, I took pictures yesterday just in case I need to contest any changes.
 
 They marked the area at the base of this telephone pole..... So I'm wondering if they'll have to dig up my Otto Luken Laurel- it's not my favorite plant but it does add some nice structure :0)

Tho' you can't see it here, there's another mark across from this rose bush- the rose is Perle d'or and my favorite.....I really hope it's not in the line of fire!

Anyway, the reason I took these pics is I heard that last year, some of my neighbors had to threaten to sue before their garden was restored to it's original condition.  I know it might sound crazy, but I NEED like flowers- they are a major source of joy in my life- if I'm having a bad day, all I have to do is wander the garden and I'm instantly happier!
Here are some of the other pictures I took.....
An overview of the side garden; this Adirondack was a roadside salvage and soon it will be supporting another of my favorite roses; Jude the Obscure plus irises and Anemones, peonies and delphinium.....
Another view of Perle d'Or with a foxglove at it's base- that bloom is gonna be HUGE!  Also Coral Bells, more Delphinium and Peonies.
My daffodils haven't done as well this year, but the ones that have bloomed are pretty :)
So there's my documentation and I'll be like the crazy old lady on the street watching these workmen like a hawk- thanks for letting me vent!
Cheers,
Stephanie

5 comments:

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

Go crazy lady!

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Hi Stephanie..I am garden crazed too..so rock on!! your space is so beautiful and gorgeous..i hope thinfs work out!! Wishing you many fairy sparkles of protection surrounding your home and garden space!!
Victoria~

Healing Woman said...

You have all those beautiful flowers coming up already! Wow. We are at least a month from that here in Roanoke...although we are having an early spring this year. I hope nothing of yours gets destroyed. I always love seeing shots of your garden areas. I remember how it inspires you to paint your lovely flowers, one of which I now proudly own.

Magpie said...

Oh, I can so relate to what you are going through. I get all twitchy when anyone digs near my garden. They just don't understand! Good luck and I hope everything remains beautiful!

It's so nice to see your blooming daffodils and other flowers. Our daffs are just poking up about 2 inches!

Luthien said...

huh??? they're allowed to dig ppl's garden up? my gosh ... if it happened here! there will be cries of hell high murder! anyway ... our houses here mostly have fences around it ... so if works needed to be done ... they dig up the road instead! which is worse i guess, cos we end up with long strips of re-tarred areas on the road. and it gets all bumpy and spoils the suspensions of the car!