I type this with one eye propped open. My newest grandaughter arrived this morning at 1:05 am.- Riley Grace. She is beautiful! After having 4 sons of my own, 1 brother, 2 brothers in law, 2 grandsons with one more on the way, this little girl has me totally flying high. I do have a precious 1 yr old grandaughter that lives out of town, but I can't get my hands on her often enough. I adore my grandsons to pieces(maybe b/c I had boys?) but it it's gonna be fun to experience a girl right here in town. God has truly blessed us! Maybe by Spring she will be ready to learn some gardening basics, ya think?
Brrrrrrrr! It's cold today! Right now it's 37 degrees, but tonite it will be in the 20's. Very cold for middle ga. I just stand at my windows and look at the garden. Apparently, my cabbage, collards, lettuce etc. love it. They seem fine. As I peer out at my garden, I see several tall ant beds residing amongst the greens. Wouldn't you think the ants would hate the cold as much as I do? My MIL used to say to pour boiling water over the beds to kill them. I would laugh to myself and think "please!" I actually resorted to this last spring and it worked on one bed, but I tried it on one in the garden the other day and all it seemed to do was make the bed bigger.
My little pansies are blooming but they look a little puny to me. Seems they generally begin to look gorgeous about the time to pull them up in the Spring. The leaves are falling everywhere on the ground. Last year, we stayed on top of keeping them lawn mowered up, but I have enjoyed seeing them on the ground and listening to the crunch as I walk through them in the yard. This time of year makes me very contemplative for some reason. There must be a reason that Thanksgiving comes in the Fall. I always tend to start counting my blessings at this time of year.
The Bradford Pears are beautiful! When the wind blows it looks like a tree full of ornaments. The splashes of orange, yellow and green are amazing to me. The intensely yellow leaves on the mulberry trees are lovely too, but I think I enjoy them more on the ground than on the trees. Anyone that knows me, knows I love snow. Well, they look like yellow snow to me. Ah well, thanks to nature for keeping my old imagination alive and well! Ya'll have a great day...and get in that dirt!!! Trish
Good morning gardeners! The weather here has turned cool and that brings me out into the garden. Those late summer blahs seem to be gone. I've been working in my newest bed. I transplanted some daylilies...hope I haven't waited too late. Last Spring some plants came up around a tree that I believe were hyacynth, but they never bloomed. They were in the shade. I dug up some of those bulbs and put them in the new bed. We will see what happens come Spring. The pansies are planted also in the same bed. I am scheduling a wonderful Spring ahead. There is nothing like walking the yard in the Spring and watching things come up...especially plants that you have forgotten about. I want plenty to look forward to. I have reached the point in life where I easily forget, so it shouldn't be too hard to surprise myself! Oh well, sometimes you have to make your own fun!
Ya'll have a great day .....and get in that dirt!!! Trisha