Just wanted to say happy Saturday to all of my GG friends! This is the one day of the week that I have time to get coffee and browse the blogs. It's nice catching up! Ya'll have a great day!!...and get in that dirt!!! Trish
So yesterday, I was at my kitchen sink...kept seeing something white in the flowerbed way back in the backyard. Finally I walked out to investigate. It was an iris bloom! I rescued those plants from an old homestead that they are bulldozing and filling in to build on. I planted them last spring. I guess I didn't have any confidence that they would actually thrive and bloom. There is even another bloom about to open. I was thinking that I sure would love to have my Mama back from heaven for just long enough to share this with me, when I realized this flower bloomed on the 3rd year anniversary of her death. Now I'm not usually one to get into death anniversarys etc., but I really felt like she just might have known that this little thing was gonna pop open on that day, and she knew I was lovin' it. I suppose that plant will always make me think of her from now on.
Then, I strolled through the yard, enjoying the warm ,nice weather (after a really wild day at work). I saw that my 1 little obedient plant has multiplied into about 8 plants. That thing may get a little invasive. Will have to keep a watch on that. My very old "pinks" are bushing up and looking great. I have been moving some hyacinth plants that have popped up around a pine tree. They all seem to have survived the move, but don't know if they will bloom. We'll see. My daylilies are all risin' and shining. I have so many many of those that I dug a few and bagged them up to give a coworker. I planted 3 clematis bulbs, one by the driveway, one by the back steps and one in my front flowerbed. I love them so much, I wanted to make sure I'd be looking at one no matter where I was. They are all shooting up! So exciting! No sign of the hostas...hope I haven't lost them. Maybe it's too early. My little fig tree I planted a few weeks ago is still standing. I hope I'll soon see a leaf pop out just to reassure me that he is happy. All of my cuttings of roses are green and looking good. Just hope those little roots are doing their thing...can't wait to put them in the ground. And my snowdrops! I brought those over last year from my old house. Let me tell you...they are thrilled to be here. They are blooming like crazy! I also transplanted some plants that look similar to snowdrops, but they have have little purple blooms (their name escapes me right now). But they are so pretty. I planted them and the snowdrops in the woodland area around the edge of the yard. They look very at home!
Well, there is more, but don't want to bore you too much. I'll save the rest for another day. The weekend's coming!!!!!! ya'll have a great one....and get in that dirt! Trish
What crazy weather the last few days! Saturday was 70 degrees and beautiful.... after a total downpour of rain all that morning. Sunday greeted us with snow. Gorgeous! It snowed for about 6 hours or more. That's what I love about Georgia. The weather is never predictable.
I had the nicest Saturday afternoon. I planted the climbing rose that I bought at Lowes. I decided to plant it at the corner of the vegetable garden outside of the fence. Next I sat down on my back deck and potted up some rose cuttings that a friend gave me. They came from her grandmother's beautiful pink rose bush. I cut up one long stem and got about 6 plants potted. Hope they all live! I dipped them in rooting hormone and put them in the pot. I covered them with a plastic bag b/c I have had success doing it that way in the past, but my friend said she just stuck hers straight into the dirt b/c that's what her grandmother does. Hers are living. It will be fun to watch. I just may become a rose gardener after all!
Ya'll have a great day...and get in that dirt!!! Trish