Friday, April 27, 2012

Flower box and new green paint on door

Doesn't the green door make this flower box really pop out!  The pansies look great. The rununculus (sp?) not so much. So maybe another Pansie? Can't see it well but also have asparagus fern, creeping Jenny, and lobelia. The lobelia is my second attempt to start from seed and is just little seedlings right now but I hope they fill in later as the season goes.

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Clematis and allium

Here's the other side which is lighter than the one in the background.

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Clematis this year is more violet, first year was more purple, other side you'll see is more pink. It's niobe so it's actually supposed to be red but I bought it because the flowers were purple that were on it.
Makes me think that maybe it's going to become more red every year.

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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Spring garden

Raised beds, leeks, morning sun why must I go to work.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Red mulch

Tragedy struck as far as the solenaceous family is concerned. First I put a few more tomato plants out but then forgot to put more walls of water around them. This was 2 Friday's ago before we left for the weekend. I think I thought I'd be back to the house and have time to put them up and of course that didn't happen we went up to Chicago for weekend and on return they looked pretty done. Wilted and yellow.  But alas I have more seedlings then I have places to plant them! Right?

Not! A mouse has gotten into our house and we have yet to catch it. And not only did it eat my sunflower seeds. But it finished off the seedlings of all the tomato plants left except a few of Rylie's and my pepper plants. GONE!!! Can you  believe it? Wow. Plan A and B dead. OK so plan C go to Sheridan's nursery and buy new plants, lay down the better red mulch (thicker biohazard bags from office), and fill up the walls of water and put those around them too.

Let's hope I don't have to repeat plan C again and call it plan D but after weeks and weeks of mild weather I think I am all off as far as schedule goes and I probably put the tomatoes out way too early! Phooey! I think I've gotten so consumed with following the Farmer's Almanac as far as above and below ground that I have lost track of when to plan out with respect to the average last frost. Especially since our last true frost was first of March I think? With just a few dips in April. 

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Container Gardening-- why not?

Containers are all the rage this year so what the heck! Especially since we're short on time and money to do outdoor hardscaping at the moment.

Sweet Potato Vine-Marguerite and Black Beauty

Lemon grass in middle for height, variegated lemon thyme, golden oregano, dill and purple oxalis. So half edible and half ornamental and all beautiful!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Don't Disturb This Groove: Plants Around the House

This blogger has wonderful plants all over her house. Hopefully she'll share some secrets for how she keeps them from dying. I may do well outside or on plant stand before going out but I feel like buying houseplants I'm just sacrificing innocents.

Don't Disturb This Groove: Plants Around the House: Today I'm joining The Nester for a plant party !  Here's a look at the plants around my house.  Plants and flowers inexpensively br...

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Rock Garden ideas

Big problem is I need some seriously big rocks. And you don't just walk into a store and buy those. Probably have to go out to Hoerr's and buy and have delivered! Hello? Do you have big rocks? How much are those? Can you throw a Japanese Red Maple in with my order? THANKS!!!
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This was how I wanted the tuteur (sp?) To look.

The base of my trellis tuteur's is 4 feet square and that's 2 feet too much because then it eats up 16 square feet instead of 4..... I need a to make a pattern this time and I can use the old ones for some of the small cross peices...!

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Friday, April 20, 2012

Pat fixed my tablet yahoo!!!

Now I can make more collages! The last one I did was using a mouse and not so good!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Menu Monday

In my effort to figure out how to get more organized so I have more couch time I've been looking at Organizing sites on Pinterest, Blogs, and such. So this one has a Menu Monday and swears that menu planning saves tons of time.

Then there was all of these great menu boards you can make. The most extensive one even attaches the recipes.

Soooooooooooo now to put together easy, HEALTHY recipes!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Potting Shed

Potting Shed meant to post on garden blog not Renovation but ahhh applies either way!