In the meantime, I finally got to a minor project that I've been wanting to do for a long time. The two times I made plans to garden it rained. In fact, it rained when I bought the plants too, but I didn't care. I just had to buy them and wait for a weekend to plant them.
This is the BEFORE! I know... the weeds had gotten out of hand. The previous owner had a mastiff and I guess he dug up holes everywhere, so they put rocks in the holes. I found that out when I was digging the holes for the new plants.
The dirt was a mixture of clay, sand and dark, black, anoxic soil. I added fertilizer and spaced out the plants. We have 3 calla lilies and 3 Iceberg roses alternatively placed.
And while I was gardening Banana was super intrigued with everything I was doing. If I was packing the soil, he would come and investigated. I'm not sure who he belongs to, but it was super cute and made me miss Angelina and Maxwell! Maybe instead of a dog (or 2), I will ask for cats. The only problem I see is there claws that scratch stuff and the kitty litter smell.