This wreath has been sitting on the grass behind an office building for months now. How hard could it be to dispose of it or at least bend down and pick up the red bow? The greenery has turned to brownery and it looks about ready to burst into flames. Oddly enough, I find myself looking forward to seeing if it's still there when driving by.
On to greener things. Last week I planted three sneezeweed plants in the messy unmade bed, two Helenium 'Double Trouble' and one Helenium 'Chelsey'. The very next morning this is what greeted me on my morning walk around the yard. The top of one of the plants was "chewed" off and left on the ground. Since then, some of the lower leaves have been eaten. My information tells me that all parts of the plant are poisonous, if ingested. So far, the other two plants have been untouched.
The yard on the west side of our house has been left to grow natural. This is where the mayapples and trilliums (or is it trillia?) give us a wonderful show in the springtime. Since he's been old enough to talk, Phillip has referred to it as Grandma's woods. It's starting to look more like a jungle and needs to be cut back some before it reaches the house. It's always cool and lush back there and a good place for him to find bugs.