ornamental stuff, ( Jap maple, rare boxwood, dwarf conifers, camellias,) 8 hours a day weather permitting
Right now, I have a battle with grass and chickweeds that has been going on for weeks in one area and german moss on other area. Unfortunately, I rarely spray bec I do not like my dogs to be in contact with those herbicide as well as not being able to carry the sprayer my back( forget about laborers, useless, too expensive) Cannot use any thing on my lawn as I am only using micro clover, some annuals there.
In the next month, it wil take me 2 months to prune the korean kingsville dwarf which are use for bonsai ( I have to crawl under to prune them to look like trees. Most of them are about hundreds years old)
No gardening with food unless i have a greenhouse which is not allowed by our very strict county since i live on the buffer zone of a critical area . They monitor everything. Since th all came about in 1989, ( even if I am grandfathered in as we bought and started boiling 1979), they will allow only 15% of your property to have any structure which they used to be any impermeable surface but had since 2000 changed the definition to permeable and impermeable.
My son tried to last year grow tomatoes, broccoli , sweet and hot peppers last year. The first day, all the broccoli was a feast for the in numerous critters ( ground hog, rabbit or squirrels) that used to fast on all my bulbs. I do not mind if they are that hungry but some the critters dig up my bulbs, pile it in an area which gets my BP boiling
Short of growing in raised boxed which I do not have time now, I thought better to drive to Va every 2 weeks to get my vegetables etc. I get most of our fruits frozen for my son to make his drink. Some from Asian store when I go there
Here are pictures of two japonicum of my 40 camellias ( rare in my zone 7B) I suffered a lot because of the winds and in 2014, the extreme freeze. ( lost around 6 of them by Winter 2015. One is on the front of my courtyard as ween from my kitchen, the other is in the north garden as ween from m DR