Wednesday, May 26, 2010


... and it is not even June yet! I said after the crazy and cold winter I would not complain and really I did not mind the coldness this past winter, just the constant changing and raining. It would 75 degrees one day and snowing the next! It definitely looks like we are in for a LONG HOT summer though. I am sure to survive though.

The good thing about it being hot is that the nursery that I use starts marking things down trying to sell out of everything because they don't want to work in the heat of summer. This is the advantage for me anyway. Went today to get 2 plants for the teachers and almost everything was marked down, of course except the two I had to buy.

I have been wanting a clematis vine forever and the little pot is $20.00. Got one today for 5.00. YAY for me! Hopefully I will be able to squeeze some money out of the budget and go get a few more plants before they close.

To give an update on my yard and goals.. I got my kio pond dug weekend before last. It is still not up and running yet, got to get the pump, but getting closer and I am excited about that. I weeded the garden last night when I got home and I have about 4 or 5 baby squash coming up. I am SO excited. It is still growing very slow, but things are blooming. I may not get very big products out of it but feel like I will get something out of most everything I have planted.
I called my aunt a couple of days ago and told she better go trim in her flowers beds because I am at the point where I am enticed by any twig I can find to plant. I have run out of things to plant. I guess I will have to start working in other people's yard to get my fix. I have become a "GARDEN JUNKIE". I am not real sure what kind of help there is out there for that. I guess it could be worse. I am having fun and enjoying it and it is great GREAT time I spend with the creator of it all. However I do need some new article and books to read. I think I have read the same 4 I have from front to back about 6 times each now... So if anyone would like to feed my craze, feel free to forward on any articles if you have them. But until then...

Friday, May 14, 2010


I have found ANOTHER love... well I have always enjoyed it but now has become a great mental therapy for me and now I absolutely cannot get enough of it.

Yep! Digging in the dirt. I LOVE IT! Not, that I have not always enjoyed it but is now has become a passion. A passion to the point where I would love to have a nursery and do it forever. Maybe some of this has come from my Papa that passed away last summer who also loved it and was the only I knew that could make a dead stick grow into something beautiful and the fact that I have 2 acres now to play on. I have planted some trees and still have much more in mind to do. When it first started getting warmer, I took my few measly have dead green plants and re potted them all. Now I have close to 50 rooting plants and they are growing. I did cheat and ask my Papa to bless from up there. I also have planted my own garden. The first time I have planted my own other than tomatoes. It is actually growing too. Not at a very fast pace, but its going.

Yesterday I set up a table outside and made it into a planting station. I have flowers on the table now waiting for 5:00 today to come to play with. I also have decided to build a kio pond. I have been researching and reading up on it on how to do it and talked to a friend in the landscape business for some good tips. That hopefully will be my project to start on this weekend, weather permitting. Of course it will be small but enough to have water lilies, which I love. This is a project I am going to take on all by myself so I am sure whenever I finish, it will make it that more enjoyable for me. I have already pick out some water plants that I want to incorporate into the area. There is just nothing better than being able to enjoy nature, in my eyes one of God's most precious gifts. Not many more things brings you closer to him either than enjoying the beauty he has provided and blessed us with.
Well hopefully I will have something to report next week on my weekend endeavors. If anyone has any good gardening site recommendations, please share. Love reading and learning about it all.
Until then....