I'd gotten some of that weed barrier fabric stuff, so I put a piece of that around each gardenia, and spread the mulch over that. It's been so hot and muggy today that by the time I was done with that, I was absolutely drenched in sweat. I came inside and cooled off a bit before doing my other bed.
Once the sweat had somewhat dried, I went back out and spread more mulch in my little front bed. Look, my marigolds are blooming!
These are the ones I bought on clearance for half price. I'm not sure why they were marked down, but they are doing just fine.
Even the tiny one that I though was going to die seems to be making a comeback. Oh, and I checked on my gardenias before going back inside. It had just been a couple of hours, but they already seem to have perked up a bit.
As if I didn't have enough going on, I bought these:
I'd been admiring them in the Herrschner's catalog for years now. I thought they'd make perfect Christmas gifts for my brother and sister in law, since they're both musicians. You know they say to wait 30 days, but I'd been wanting them for along longer than that. Last week, I saw them in the newest catalog and thought, "What the heck, I'm getting them." Now, the trick is to actually get them done before Christmas. It's already May. I'd better get cracking.
Finally, these are going to be for my bathroom -- eventually.
If I can stay off of Facebook, that is.