Saturday, April 9, 2011

Warmer Days

Warmer days are ahead,today probably 50's and much cloud cover,tomorrow 70s and Monday near 90,thats what I'm talking about,I have cabbage and beets coming up in the Veggie garden and Toms are germinating in their containers.Not much longer and we will be in full swing on the vegetable garden..

Gold Dust Allysum In full bloom now...

Friday, April 8, 2011

Rainy Day

Today is a perfectly fine rainy day,the kind of day that makes your eye lids heavy,and that would be fine with me but I have to get to work here soon and drive in it all nite but if I was off today I would be perfectly content on napping the day away,I did manage to sow 30 cups of toms this morning before it started raining...

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Confederate Rose


                                                                       Confederate Rose
This plant has eluded me the last couple of years,and I have really wanted to add it to the gardens..I have never done anything special to grow it,I'm under the schooling of tough-love.If it doesnt germinate and grow well for me there are hundreds that will eagerly take its place and be happy to be in my garden,but this one has got me hooked and I have decided to give it one last shot,atleast I say that now.Its not really rose,its a hibiscus.

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I have researched it and have decided I will give it a little special treatment this year and try and get this out of my system..and to go with the strength in numbers game..

confederate roses and texas star hibiscus's sowed today... Hopefully come fall I might see a bloom,or atleast next fall..Now onto more tomato seed sowing...

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Going To Church

I would like to say thank you to everyone who has visited this site.We have gotten quite a bit of traffic since it began.Some of you might not get this but alot of you will.My cousin,Kelly asked me a couple of weeks back if I go to church,I said no I don't but I wasn't actually honest with her but I didn't want to explain.You see in my heart of hearts I feel I do go to church,now I will explain.When I plant a plant or grow a flower it takes me back to when I was a child working in the vegetable garden,where everything seemed so huge that you could get lost for hours,magical and new full of wonder that's going to church.
When I'm weeding the vegetable garden and feel the hot sun on the back of my neck and even when I'm harvesting the vegetables,when I see a bee buzzing or a butterfly playing,ohhh and especially when I see a hummingbird,that's going to church.The biggest and most beautiful church..
When I get so excited that I'm about to burst over something as little as a seed,I can feel him looking down on me,grinning from ear to ear and how wonderful that feels,that's going to church.
If y'all want to know where I'm at,I'm at church..Amen

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Planting Out

This morning was nice,I was outside planting out when all of a sudden a storm came through and it started raining and temp was dropping,and I was'nt quite done with all the plantings that I needed to get done but tomorrow is another day or maybe this evening.I took and broke each container in half and potted up half for my daughter and planted the other plug..I dont have to water now:)

Monday, April 4, 2011

Beautiful Day

It is a beautiful day today,the kind of day that just makes you get things done,todays list was easy I mowed the yard,loaded the composter,sprayed all around the foundation of home and shed for bugs,and a couple other projects

Peonys starting to wake up and the grape hyacinths are looking good this year

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Finished Tumbling Composter

Today was a good day,I got off work at 6am,and took a lil nap,then tilled the neighbors garden and finished the composter.I am pleased with how it turned out,tomorrow I have a door that needs painting and some seeds that need sowing..