Cercis Update: Victory!

Six Cercis out, two Lagerstoemias (Crepe Myrtles) in.  A cousin of Jesus got the stumps out on Saturday.  He used a pick, not a shovel.  Duh.  Now I know.  
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Buckets and buckets and bags of roots I grubbed out after the stumps were gone. 
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Once the new trees grow a bit...something like this?  
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One tough job finally done.    The koi pond UV unit awaits, gulp.  


Taking a moment to recall the fun part of gardening, Aloe x noblis has finally bloomed after years and years.  It's in a horrible hot spot that gets no irrigation, so no wonder it hasn't bloomed before now.  Yet another good effect of this spring's late rains.   
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I am exhausted.  The puppies are fine.  Boris chews on an antler, Natasha chews on Boris.  
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  1. I used to feel really horrid about removing trees, but no more as so many of the plants I like to grow require sun, and my neighbors are so close their trees provide plenty of shade..more than I need in fact. Those puppies !

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  2. So you have "borrowed" shade. This might be a good thing. Hopefully the neighbor's roots are well behaved. I feel horrid about removing good trees. The feeling about removing the Cerci was...joy!

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  3. Perhaps the less said about the origins of the antler, the better? Or is this a common puppy snack of which we cat owners are blissfully unaware? (Will trade antlers for what we here call birdie murders and rodenticides?)

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    1. No, antlers naturally shed in winter and collected. No deer harmed, and no odor. Rodenticides would be good. They would eat them, though, and then come and lick me. :(

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  4. That wasn't an easy task so well done! The Crepe Myrtles would look great there :)

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    1. Thanks M&G. I feel like I accomplished something!

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  5. Nice having one tough job done... although you've been tackling a few tough ones in the past year.

    One tip: don't use a pick on the UV unit project. ;-)

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    1. Oh dear, don't remind me about the UV!

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  6. Triumph! Gotta put some tool belts on those no-account, layabout puppies and make them pitch in...
    Really like seeing more of the low retaining wall and more of the house too.

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    1. Tool belts? Something new to chew!

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  7. Picks - the gardener's best friend from So Cal to NM. Glad to see the white fur is still doing well and into playing...maybe they never stop?

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    1. Now I know Desert, now I know. Pick. :)

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  8. This is going to be great. I'll bet you are feeling a great sense of accomplsihment after that job.

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  9. The strife is o'er, the battle won! Hooray! Love your dogs!

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  10. Thanks outlaw! That battle anyway...

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