We still don't know the status of Mom's cancer, or whether or not she will get the chemo.
We have an appointment on Thursday.
In the mean time I have been working in my garden.
I pulled weeds and replaced them with rocks, around the fish pond.
I had done this a few years ago, but the rocks had become buried over time.
I added a 3 square foot bag of "pond pebbles."
The larger rocks (collected at parks, beach, etc.) help to discourage the dogs from trampling the plants.
I was scared of spiders so I didn't get to the center of the plants...
On the other side of the pond was a large overgrown fern. And grass.
I don't have "before" pictures, but it was hanging into the water.
It was hard to get to, so I put a patio chair in the middle of the pond.
That way I could dig in the plants without leaning on them (and have bugs crawl on me)
When I got up, the cat had to inspect my work:
I added another 3 sq ft bag of rocks, and it covered some of the back side, too.
Another thing I did this week put a trellis for some jasmine to climb up over the statue:
I found this cheap trellis for $15, and added some wood stain to make it look nicer.
I need a third piece to go across the top.
It looks kinda flimsy...
I didn't want to buy a really fancy arch until I saw what it looked like.
Maybe I will use these for my tomatoes, and buy something else...