All The Things I Need To Do

Nothing to do here, thank goodness:
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Nothing here, either:
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But what do I do with all these oak tree seedlings?  They're getting bigger!
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I finally got rid of a miserable rose, but I forgot to remove the sign...okay, pulled it, one thing done...
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Need to top off the DG in the back.  It got gullied by the rainy winter:
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Stump to get rid of:
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@#^$# Cercis tree seedlings!  Okay, I pulled that one.  One down, a gazillion to go:
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These black Aeoniums multiply like rabbits.   What do I do with them all? 
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I threw a stem  back here and look what it did.  More of them!  And that poor Clematis stuck in that pot.
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This I need to move somewhere more visible.  It was fine when the accompanying Cypress were two feet tall, but now that the  Cypress are 18' tall, it is lost, and too beautiful to remain lost:
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Gladiolas up there need to be pulled.  What was I thinking putting Gladiolas up there?  What was I thinking planting Gladiolas at all?  Beginner mistakes still haunting me ten years on.
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Salvia 'Black and Blue' is back with a vengence.  I spent an entire day back in January pulling it all out, or so I thought.  Look at this monster:
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The flower is to-die-for, but the plant may kill me. They look like monsters ready to bite, damn them.
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I need something for the spot where this pot is sitting.  A narrow trellis with a clematis would work...I just haven't gotten around to it.  Why not?  I've got Clems sitting in pots waiting for a chance to prosper in the ground.  I put the pot there to keep the dogs from trying to walk through there.  They get stuck, and squeal for help.  And I also need to do something with those two Euphorbia cotinifolia in the pot.
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Another of those @#$% Cercis seedlings:
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This was heartbreaking.  Two of my 'Perle d'Azur' Clematis seem to have died.  
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Killing something that potentially can look this beautiful is bad, bad, bad!
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I was so sad about it I left the pots sitting there, and sitting, and sitting.  Yesterday I forced myself to dig them out...and discovered the roots are still alive, fat, willing to grow.  One of the stems was trying to leaf out.  Okay, it gets this spot:
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Two birds one stone.  I think it will grow in this new location.  It was in far too much shade. 

This poor day lily has been sitting in that pot for years.  I just never got around to putting it somewhere.  Finally yesterday it got a spot in the ground.  Why do I procrastinate?  Am I just lazy?
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This monster climbing rose on an umbrella trellis inadequate for 200 pounds of plant fell over a couple of months ago in a windstorm.  I'm avoiding dealing with it until it finishes blooming.  My favorite red cutting rose, 'Firefighter' is buried somewhere underneath all that. Note the tacky rope trying to hold up the monster rose.  It worked...for a while...
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It's a monster, but a pretty monster:
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This poor Agonis still needs a home...
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Good grief, put that frigging rock somewhere else, okay?  
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Now get a load of this:
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Yes, as a matter of  fact I do know this shade cover for the koi looks absolutely horrible, but the frigging koi need frigging shade.  And protection from the frigging Heron!  The tidy, attractive solution still has not presented itself.   If you think this looks bad...
 
I can top it!
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Yes, downright embarrassing.  I know, I know.  My poor patient Beloved looks at it, looks at me, and sighs.  ("It" is a shower filter, a big ugly grey plastic shower filter.)  I'm still struggling to find a tidy, attractive solution that doesn't cost a gazillion dollars.  

And this needs repotting desperately:
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And why the heck did I buy this?  What the heck should I do with it?
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Sometimes I completely forget that gardening is fun. 
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Comments

  1. Loose ends. They're a pain in the butt, aren't they?

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  2. Don't panic ! One thing at the time, and everything will be fine .

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  3. I volunteer to take those black Aeoniums off your hands!...

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  4. A gardener's work is never done. Jealous of your black aeonium surplus! I'm trying to coax my few cuttings into prolific expansion, I suspect they hate the sub-tropics.

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  5. I wish I had your problems. Living in Canada blue/black salvia is only a seam for me.

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  6. Hey! I've got two shower filters just like that! I put em behind a bamboo screen, looks good but they are just as noisy. I just tell myself it's the sound of aeration!
    Just found your blog and wanted to say it's lovely. Your garden is fantastic! I'm up in NorCal. Are you a member of any koi clubs? Love your Showa btw.

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  7. I am making some progress. Showing off my messy garden problems motivated me to fix them.

    Dani yes, one thing at a time is the only way.

    Sheila you are right it never ends!

    greenwords I am sure I would be envious of your tropicals--too dry here.

    Laguna, glass of wine or something even more serious: chocolate!

    Danny I wish I could send all that Salvia to Canada and never see it again. Sorry about the Canucks--can they get it together and win?

    Hey BarbJ fellow koi-kichi. I'm a long-time lurker at Koiphen and Koi-Bito, but rarely ever post anything--I don't know enough! Thanks, I love that Showa.

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