I am keeping busy in the garden, Leslie. I'm repairing Iris Lane and transplanting Irises from the temporary bed next to the garage to IL as I go. I'm not making speedy progress -- but I am making progress. And (drum roll) -- my back is actually improving! I've been going to a new chiropractor for the past three weeks, and he's making a difference!!!
So -- I can actually work in my beds for more than an hour at a time. I know I won't get it all finished this fall -- but I'm making a dent, and that's good enough for me.
And I have a pretty good idea what *jewels* you have your eye on!!!
Richard -- I'm so glad that Silverado is doing well for you. If it's happy -- it GROWS!!! And a huge clump of Silverado blooms is drop-dead gorgeous. Sounds like you're well on your way.