Monday, May 12, 2008


Monday, Monday, Monday. Well, not much accomplished over my "three day weekend". Got some more annuals planted.
On our annual trip to the Newburgh Country Store, I did manage to purchase a lavender for the deck. Blue Star Lavender. Of course, mine doesn't quite look like this one yet. My youngest daughter and I always make that one of our spring time stops for some herbs. I hope it does well, I would love to keep a big pot of lavender on the deck. If it makes it through the summer, I plan on trying to keep it during the winter.
Just found out that I have tomorrow off. Hopefully it will be a productive day.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

May 8, 2008

Ahh, a three day weekend. Sewing, painting, working in the yard. So much to do in the next three days. Oh, I almost forgot. ROLLER DERBY!!! Demolition City Roller Derby has "The Mother of all Bouts" this Saturday. Even though my daughter, Smearilyn Monroe won't be skating, we will be there to support the team anyway. It is actually really exciting.

Not asking for much for mother's day. Just for my husband to move my shed. Not asking for much am I? I just want it to be closer to the house, so I can actually use it. Any good "potting shed" ideas, I need them.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Rainy May Day

Well, the first part of the Road Trip, sun was shining and it was a beautiful morning. Of course, as soon as we got to Hosta Haven, here comes the rain. But, that's okay, because we brought our umbrellas. Talk about Hostas. I have never seen so many hostas, not to mention so many varieties. "Love Pat" is kind of a blue green and the leaves are actually cup shaped. Probably will catch the rain water. The tiny bright green one is "twist of lime ". Then there is "striptease". I can't wait to get them planted.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

May 1, 2008

What a day. Got my porch painted, well at least one coat. Now it is supposed to rain. So that project will be on hold. Went to Kroegers Greenhouse and purchased a new water lily for the pond by the lamp post. I purchased one about 3 years earlier and it has gone crazy in the back yard pond. Kind of expensive, but worth it not to have to pot it up or anything. Just bring it home and plop it in the pond.

Next stop, Pet Food Center. I bought several "feeder" gold fish. That is all I ever buy for my ponds, works out pretty good. They are about seventeen cents apiece, and I got this cute little white guy with a black mask across his face. Hope he lives. Of course, the water is so cloudy, it will probably be a while before I see him. Moved some snails from the back pond to the front. They have multiplied. Little buggers. But boy do they love the algae. Between the snails and plants, I finally have it figured out. Well, at least I have clear water. Also found a Lantana for the back yard. As you can tell from the picture above, this is Dixie's favorite flower. Still have lots of flowers to buy and plant. Oh yeah, ROAD TRIP TOMORROW!!!