Do you think it's a problem that I tell a lot of stuff to R.I.P. here? On Monday afternoon VPH and younger step-son (both home due to April school vacation) helped me to disassemble the gazebo. If you're wondering why we would disassemble the gazebo you obviously missed this post.
The table's wet because it was covered in rusty water and sludge, so VPH cleaned it off. When the gazebo collapsed, it gouged the table pretty good. I'm trying not to let it bother me:
I didn't win the pergola on Ebay, and I'm not sure what to do. I think a large umbrella might do the trick, but I really want a pergola. The guy in NJ selling the previous pergola just put another up for auction, so I emailed him and asked if he has more and would he be willing to sell me one directly. We'll see what he says. But the poor table and chairs look so lonely now and it's sure not a garden room anymore:
I was right, the top of the gazebo is a good size for throwing over the firepit table. After it dries off I'll clean it up and seal the hole in the middle:
I spotted a flash of blue off in the distance while the men did the heavy labor:
I've never seen these out there before, but this is the first year that the yard hasn't been completely covered in leaves come spring. Can one of you knowledgeable readers identify these flowers for me? [The answer was scilla siberica.]
They're not too far away from the day lilies, which VPH has promised not to mow this year now that we know they're there. I suspect this portion of the yard was once a pretty little garden:
And most exciting of all -- I've got hostas in the perennial shade garden:
Both are looking good so far:
I have to admit that I squealed in delight when I brushed away the leaves to find actual plants growing. Tax Day will be all about finishing the garden clean-up and getting my seeds started.