An unexpected Saturday off work and cooler than usual temperatures gave my hubby the time and incentive to put up the birdhouses and picket fence he gave me for Mother's Day. Summer is winding down and soon there will be many days for yardwork.
My grandmother's antique rose that I rooted is planted in front of the fence section and will cover it in a year or two.
The birdhouse posts will be painted white soon and I am planning a flower bed around the bottom next spring. During the winter I will make the bed the "lazy way" by laying down newspapers or cardboard, covered by mulch. Next spring the grass will be dead and easy to remove, leaving soft soil underneath.