I signed up for a gardening class on North Carolina gardens which was held today. Our home has lots of grass and some landscaping. I have vowed to simplify and create a landscape requiring little maintenance. This class proved to share some good plants to use BUT as I sat and looked at slides, that flower and plant bug that I catch so easily seemed to take root deep in my being again. I was tempted, oh so tempted to rethink my easy outlook on the yard and start dreaming of adding plants over every square inch. I took a few walks around the yard and decided that the only thing I am ready to tackle at the moment is this ivy. I know it is not a good idea to allow ivy to grow on brick so it has to go. When my mother-in-law was here this weekend she said, "besides it is a good place for snakes to hide." Now it HAS to go and I am wearing heavy gloves and boots when I go near it!
I did call this post "little surprises" and that is because every day I find little treats God tucks in here and there. Today it was Sherri. She sat next to me at the class. Although there was not a lot of time to chat, we did get to find out a little bit about each other. She has a blog. Just looking at it is making me reconsider all those plants again! She has some lovely gardens around her home! (Maybe she will let me visit for my flower fix!)