I did very well with my September goals and so I thought I'd share my October ones. The incentive to finish up September goals was so strong courtesy sharing my list last month that I feel it's very worthwhile to share.
It should be cooler this month. I hope to get quite a bit of work done outdoors: No to every item on this list. I cleared the pots of dead plants, trimmed some roses. It's been hot and not in the least cool.
Purchase more block and finish up the one flower bed I couldn't quite finish for September. I had all the mulch needed but I fell woefully short on the landscape edging blocks. Should be able to buy blocks this week to finish that up.
Start next area (South end of the house). I'm working my way around the house at present. At the very least I want to buy some materials. Not this month!
Move the iris next to my shed to another spot now that John needs that area cleared. It's too dry to move the iris and all the other plants I'd hope to move.
Move the lantana from the rose bed. If no one volunteers to help me, I'll likely just cut it back and try to kill it off. I usually can uproot enough to move elsewhere and establish it. We'll see.
Take cuttings of the forsythia to try and root.
Try to root cuttings of the New Dawn rose.
Plant pots about house for fall/winter months. There are plants that do very well here in the cooler months: parsley, pansies, evergreens, mums, snapdragons. Also if it's mild enough I can plant lettuces but it's supposed to go into the 40's twice this weekend. That's November temps for us...
Plant the bulbs I bought: grape hyacinth and daffodils.
Paint inside back door...Preferable to do this before new flooring goes in. too late...but John says I must have a roller with a deeper nap on it to do the door properly. Will try to pick one up this week.
Refinish the table currently between mine and John's chairs.
Pay off medical bill that came in late September. Paid 1/3 of it.
Get John's Christmas ordered.
Plan all upcoming holidays from table settings to menus to decorations. Start gathering things to make it happen. Planned Thanksgiving for two.
Plan fall outfits starting with what I have.
Do all I can to try to pay off house insurance in full when it renews next month. So far I've about 1/3 of the money needed to pay in full. I don't know if I'll make this goal or not but I'll pay all I can on it.