Yesterday was the first day of Spring.
And today we are right on the edge of a line of rain and snow coming.
So far, our weatherman is leaning toward a cold rain but
who knows right?
I did what I could to keep the peonies warm... and now what happens... will just happen.
But I wonder... will they make it?
For ten days now I've been waggin my finger at em all sayin
"Yall quit yer growin or Mommas gonna have to put a
brickbucket or pile a hay on your head."
But do they ever listen.
Peonies have a mind all their own!
The ones in this bed always
grow like the dickens.
They're a good 6" tall already.
Shivering today and wishin I'm sure that they'da listened!
But I'm not gonna fret over them no more!
Hopefully; God willing they're just as hardy
as they don't listen.
I heard through the grapevine that there would not be
any impatiens this year due to a fungus. I've read up on it abit and since I didn't
have trouble with any of mine last year, I'm trying them again.
We shall "see."
It seems like every garden year you come across a few things that you just know
if ya don't nab it... you'll regret it. The planter above; had me at
"hello." -I have always had a thing for vintage sinks and while this planter
is terra cotta; it has this creamy glaze on the outside that just looks like
a sink? I'm not sure what will go in it yet; not impatiens but
something extra special. I saw a cute picture on pinterest
the other day and I want to show it here but don't like using other people's photos.
You'll have to use your imagination... Picture a "planted sink." with flowers and pretty dishes in it.
Like these plates:
I planted these at the front of a flowerbed last year ... but imagine plates something like these only smaller,
in the new pot up above... with phlox or viney white flowers spilling out.
That's what I might try.
So; I unloaded the first big bag of Miracle gro of the season.
Think I could do a commercial for them...coz I go through so many.
Funny too that dirt is often at the top of my grocery list.
These bulbs are all flowers I've never grown before.
They were half off...
I tried Liatris once but they never grew.
These should; as they're actually already sprouting like crazy in the bag.
The name Calico Jack for a daylily... ?
Another "hello" to me.
Hello Calico Jack... good to meetchya!
Bachelor buttons must have just blown all over the garden last year coz
they are popping up all over the place! They're all this tall too. Big healthy clusters.
I warned em about the cold weather comin.
I wonder how many terra cotta pots and buckets will end up all over the garden tonight.
I usually say I'm not gonna worry til about midnight; then I'll lay in bed thinking about them all.
By 12:30 I'm out there in my pj's and a flashlite. lol
Have any of you other crazy people ever done that too?
Say I'm not alone.
Have I introduced you to the newest travelin tom?
This guy showed up a couple months or so ago.
Two of our neighbors each have over 20 cats so they come and go but
this one is sticking around.
He's madly in love with
This pretty thing.
She was born at our other shop when Trent lived there by a wild female who had a whole mess of kittens. He gave them all away but this one.
And here she is.
How does that work anyways?
I don't know but she sure is cute when she
bats her baby greens and poses in somethin all rusted up like this.
She's the cat in the
My dear friend Debra of Sparrowgrass has these beautiful
trees growing in her gardens and I adore them! She told me what they are so I can add them
here at the potting shed.
I hope they grow well!
I love their shapely look! You don't have to prune them
they just grow like the picture on the tag.
Debra if you're reading this I showed a picture of your garden to my neighbor up the road,
and she too; went out and got a couple of these trees to plant!
She once bought a saw blade like you have hangin on your fence at a horse sale
and seeing yours inspired her to hang it somewhere!
We love you Sparrowgrass!!!!!
Last night I tilled the whole garden again but decided I really wanted to make it
bigger. Well, go ahead and laugh ... coz I'm trying to! Yeah I don't know
WHAT I was thinking? Looks like I'd been drinkin! And no I wasn't.
This picture reminds me of last year when I was putting the tiller away and forgot to turn
the tines off and tilled part way cross the yard. lol egads. Anyways; ... here;
I started out making it a longer rectangle but then at the last minute realized there
is a waterline and powerline buried right in my way... yikes! I stopped just short
of running into it. Now I have this goofy lookin triangle shape to work with.
Yeah... I don't know either? I am however thankful I realized what I was doin before hitting the buried power cord and waterline though! --
We'll see what this mess ends up lookin like? I have a few
raspberries to find a place for... and thought they might go on this end.
Now... who know? That will be a future post and hopefully... warmer day!