Greetings my friends, hope the cold is not hindering you too much.
This pass weekend we scored on two little upright rosemary plants shaped like Christmas trees...they were each just under $3. We've had some fake ones for the holidays we put on our front window shelf...Rick likes to leave them up because they look so good. But being artificial the warm sun is not good for them (HA! almost like a real plant). Anyways I resolved to get the pre-shaped rosemary to keep them on the shelf all year round. They will be shaded from our harsh sun during the summer by our little Raywood Ash and the slat awning. I'm looking forward to training them as tall as possible, I've already re pot them in matching pots my dear auntie got me many birthdays ago. We're thinking we may have to re pot in the fall or next year for sure...the pots were just a wee larger than the ones they came in.
Can anyone say how fast they may grow? It would be nice if we could wait until next year to re pot. But they are so cute and smell wonderful. (^_^) I also divided Rick's little Dahlia, kept one in ground and put the other in a planter and that is on the front shelf too. He fell in love with the Dahlia flowers and we hope to put some in our little garden bed leading to our front door.
See even here we look forward to spring and warmer climate. It's our summers that wear us out, lol.
Greetings, hope you all had a pleasant weekend. I finally got to pull my weeds (^_^) even those around my hollyhock sprouts. Here is that 'weed' in bloom...pretty but too darn invasive, lol.
It's suppose to be in the 60's all week...I'll be on the school field during all three lunch recesses, the kids will be thrilled. No, not a teacher...just a yard duty who with five others give our teachers a well deserved lunch break.
Oh, State Soil....I did not know we had a soil...like a tree, flower, etc. Here is a web site you can check out your State Soil if you're bored...ours is San Joaquin.
Well, going to pour one more cup of coffee and look at my plants...know I'll have more weeds to pull by this weekend. Hope you all have a good week. (-_^)
For now, I have to pick up my kitchen...Rick's niece stayed a couple of nights and now she's headed back to Sacramento. Once my kitchen is back in order I'll get the watering can out and take care of my "pets". After that, it's back to Teri's afghan...and maybe some smaller projects.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend...hope it warms up for you soon. (-_^)
Reading your blogs have made me feel guilty and blessed at the same time. Even though we've had fog up to almost noon, we've enjoyed 60+ degrees once it burns off. It will be the same this weekend...this time I should be able to do the yard work I didn't get to do earlier.
I have the day to myself (^_^)...Rick, Aurora and his niece, Wendy are going to head up to Hopland, Ca. One, to check the Real Goods center that helped pioneer ''green'' living. Two, check out a micro brewery. Rick just called from Novato, Ca and said, not only is the sun shining it's warmer than here in Vacaville...I'm okay with that. They're waiting for Aurora to meet them there and then They'll head up together.
This foggy morning will give me time to pick up the house, make some rice and then I can play outside (^_^)...I'll take after pics tomorrow, Rick took our camera with him. Here is one of my new garden tools I got for Christmas...this will help cut the grass away from my boarders. Stay warm and safe (-_^)
Yaaay...The fog has lifted and the sun is out...will get to pull some weeds before the next storm..'course need to find some shoes I won't mind getting 'muddy' and will need to put garden gloves on my garden list.
Have a great Sunday and week! (-_^) going to go play in the dirt...mud...oh heck, I'm going to play outside.
Greetings..hope you're all well, warm 'n cozy...Just wanted to let you know I found what that curious branch was in the floral bouquet Teri got me at Christmas...It's called Leucadendron Floridum...or Conebush...I may have to get one (-_^)
Greetings...know a lot of us have those beautiful Poinsettias, hoping to have it last long into the spring and then some. I try every year and by the end of spring it's done =( I have three this time..the two in the bags(which I'll take out soon) and this large one. Even thought they are wrapped in pretty paper..I remove it right away and place them in a saucer or pot that will keep them from sitting in water. I then put them in a holiday bag for a festive look. They do drop leaves..even the red ones..but if done right new growth will appear.
Keep in mind that these are bushes and tropical...don't like soggy soil, but can't get bone dry. They do fine in bright light. When I water them, I put in just a smidgen of plant food in the water, about every other watering. Remember like bulbs they are force into flower. I've read where they like some dark time like some bulbs..I don't put them in a closet..we turn off our lights at night.
Hopefully by spring I can set it out where it can enjoy some warm sun...just have to protect it from our winds until it adjust to being outside...wish me luck! Hope yours do well too (-_^)
the little poinsettias were too close to our fireplace..I will take them out of the bags in a couple of days
Greetings 'n hope your holiday season was a good one. My Lenten Rose is putting out buds and my Kalanchoe has it's very first flower!! And here's one of Rick's trees...here they turn color later in the year...