We had talked about what to put in those two beds for quite a while before settling on this particular plant. Sister A. loves to garden, but isn't in the prime of health anymore, so heavy-duty tending of flowers isn't the pleasure it used to be. Liriope, however, just goes to town all by itself. Water it, divide the clumps every few years, and you've got nice, long-leaved greenery all year 'round. They also choke out weeds. So since there was liriope in that front bed when we bought the house, we decided that whoever put it there had a good idea, so we just added to it.
There were tons in the order--50 rhizomes! We didn't have enough room for them all, so A. traded them for a free edging job by our neighbor across the street. He's our go-to-guy for yard chores that we can't handle (he has a yard care business). He's got a pond in front of his house that will look nice with tufts of liriope around it. :)
While A. was planting, I was
This morning, I did a little weedeating in the back yard, and also fixed a stencil to spray-paint our house numbers on the curb at the end of the driveway. I made a bit of a mess (held the can too close to the stencil), but we neatened it up with white paint and some small craft brushes. It's good enough for cops and delivery guys to find us.
My personal opinion of yardwork? It blows. But since I don't have to do the regular mowing (that's A's Wednesday job--hey, she set her schedule, not me!), all I have to do is trim and weedeat every few weeks, so I'm not complaining. :)