Very tired today-Kittens and dog make me tired-all demanding attention. Peanut has only been here a week and 1/2 but has gotten used to the kittens-somewhat. Still have some tense moments. The kittens will be 10 weeks old Friday-time for 2nd shots. Wasn't planning on cats and dogs-but- Clint wants one of the dogs, and he can't care for it right now. He'll be going to California for at least 7-8 months, and then who knows where. I'll probably have the dog for quite a while-or always! These cats are little devils!! I have to fish them out of the cactus. Thinking of a way to screen it in or something so they will stay out of it when they're lizard chasing.
Planted a few zinnia seeds, and have some more petunia plants to put out. I have 2 blueberry bushes I need to get in the ground, or at least in much larger pots before the devil cats kill them trying to climb them!
Forgot the digital camera at work-will take pictures while everything is in perfect condition. Wish I had taken some of the bottlebrush when it was in full bloom-maybe it will bloom again-I hear some do. Hopefully I'll be able to get some pics on the blog.
Too tired for much chatter this pm. Even though I sleep, I'm still dog tired. My blood sugar has been ok - so it must just be tension from "animal adjustment"
To all interested: Gardening in Southwest La. where it is mostly hot, humid and rainy. This pm I checked the garden and will have snap beans, bell pepper and eggplant ready to pick by this weekend. Too many tomatoes to count, jalapenos making, cukes really tiny and squash blooming.
The weather is great-kind of cool for this time of year (upper 40's at nite). Flowers blooming, house plants looking good and yard really green. Herding 2 kittens and 1 spoiled rotten daschund (the granddog). They get along good-but like to run through the flower beds! And chase my birds!! Have had as many as 15 white wing doves at the feeder, along with cardinals, one jailbird woodpecker, thrush and lots of little tweety birds.
My long time hibiscus is taking a long time recovering from the past winter. It had a lot of spindly, weak limbs and kind of just fell apart in the fall. I blamed it on my cat at first, but Oreo disappeard in October, and the mess kept happening. I've fertilized and mulched and am keeping it well watered but it sure is slow!! Suggestions?
Apr 29, 2008 | 10:39 AM PST
Hello, ya'll! Looking forward to sharing my garden with you. Kind of busy at this moment, but will definitely be on-line and searching tonite! My brother put me onto this site-and I like it!