I had great plans to create a perennial garden here when we moved but so far I haven't done so. The ground here is terrible!!!!! The yard is a HUGE 1/3 acre and I can't imagine planting all of that. I do have a small little area near the patio that I think I will attempt to plant next spring. There is a tree next to it and I put bark around it and raked the little planter area. So what happened? Maggie and the bunnies think it's their personal play yard. Bark everywhere. Dig holes in the dirt. What a mess. I'll probably have to put a little fence around it until it's established.
You may have read about the floods here in Colorado. Being a newbie here it's difficult to wrap my brain around the devastation. The sun is shining today but there are still roads closed, houses destroyed, people unaccounted for. They want to get the roads back by December 1st. At least that is the plan. It is all going to depend on how soon winter hits us.
We didn't have floods where we live. However, there were lots of leaks in basements including ours. What a mess. I had to go purchase a wet vacuum and I vacuumed up at least 4 gallons of water. It was in one part of the basement and luckily didn't spread to the entire area. We had to move so much stuff that my straightened out basement now looks exactly (or worse) than when we first moved in. We have an insurance adjuster coming Monday and then will have to call a contractor if it's not covered. We have no idea where the water was coming in from. Please pray we will find the problem and it will be a quick fix before we get more rain.
More importantly, please pray for the people of our beautiful state that have lost so much. I'm proud of our state. I've never seen an area where people come together so selflessly. Our state motto?