I was to Cannor this week and quite easily came home with $75 worth of plants and 6 new little goldfish. The goldfish did not seem to be stressed at all when I put them into the pond. They are surviving nicely and appear at the top of the water where I can actually see them. The water fall is running and I skim of the petals, etc. that falls from the plum tree. The water hawthorn is in full bloom and so is the marsh marigold. The moss on the waterfall is filling in and is still green from all the rain we have had. The moss garden is coming along nicely and extending under the deck. I have been thinking of leveling out the sitting area under there. I need some block to make a retaining wall for the dirt that I will need to move to make the sitting area into something attractive. And then some gravel or chipped rock to cover the floor of the sitting area. Although I saw plastic square foot blocks at Cannor that looked good for a 'flooring'. They look like stone. I shall measure the area that I want to cover and get some of these blocks, I think. Perhaps plastic or cedar troughs for the retaining walls. The skimmia bush under the deck is pathetic looking and I think I will remove it. I need to get rid of the scruffy wild bush that is in the one corner, also. I might be able to make a set of filmy curtains to hang from the deck along that side to pull closed when I am out there. I should be able to grow hellebores and lily of the valley, hostas, dicentra, ferns and get the moss growing to make it like a rainforest. Next week perhaps.
I have started to weed the rectangles at the front of the garden and the strip along in front of them. I have finished the hedging. The burning bush is putting out a lot of new red growth on my side. The other side of it had branches ripped right off of it.... but the sight of their garbage cans from my front door is getting screened out again. For earth day on the 22nd she sloped bleach all over her cement and washed this stuff off her cement into my flower beds and off her driveway to the street and into the storm sewer that is marked as fish habitat. We have the Colquitz River running on both sides of our property. The frogs no longer sing and haven't since that house was built.