I love the rain at night, not so much during the day when I am home and want to garden...Take pictures and mow the grass... Yesterday was beautiful for the Memorial Day/birthday/graduation party...everything went smoothly.. I needed to nap today, a little too much yesterday and the rain today made me sleepy.
I was home for 4 days this weekend and needed to get out in the garden but couldn't with the weather. Too busy yesterday to get in the garden.. I am still trying to get those pictures downloaded to add a new album of my flowers. Also, took more pictures of Button this morning and I really think he likes it. He was showing off and jumping all over the place. He was playing Peek-A-Boo with me around the loveseat and when I couldn't find him for a minute he was actually on the loveseat watching me crawl around it on the floor...Very Cute...
He decided he was tired and laid down with me on the floor and took a short nap.. then decided he needed to go to the litter box. Then into his cage for a snack..I had to put up the baby gate to the bedrooms because he thinks hiding under the bed and not wanting to come out is Peek-A-Boo, but it is not!!!
Made a list of things to do today, accomplished nothing. The weather made me lazy and my husband works nights so since he was sleeping I figured I could too.
I thank God for the last few days. The rain comes and goes and the temperature is great for the veggies. It is great to have rain at night and sunny days. The plants are thriving. Except for those peskie weeds. I need to get the pine needles out from under the large pines and put them in the garden as weed control.. Last year we put manure in the garden from a horse farm. It had straw in it and now I am overrun by thistles.. Need gloves to pull those jaggy things. No problem it save the nails...
Most of my Iris's have bloomed (working on those pictures to download) The Day Lillys are full of buds, only a few of them have bloomed.... Can't wait for that beautiful sight. I want to get a few more of them for the other side of my porch.. Didn't finish the other side yet. Going to work on that for next season. The clearance sale at Wal Mart is the best way to start a new season..
Got an eye allergy this weekend. Swollen and itchy and watery... Can't see well with all of the swelling and water...Finally found the culprit.. Eye liner...I have experimented with many different kinds to see what is the best and the worst...Found the worst. THREW THAT AWAY!!!!
The slumber party went well with 6 little girls all between 3 and 9. Most of them are 7. Nobody got hurt and nobody cried. That is what makes it the best party ever.... They kept me up late and got me up early... I had to nap today. My daugther is stlll going strong without a nap...Go figure. How do they do it?
May 23, 2009 | 7:22 PM PST
, cole slaw
I was in the kitchen all day making the salads and cake for the party. Potato Salad, Pasta Salad, Cole Slaw and Broccoli Salad... Had to put some of the food in my mother-in-laws refrigerator.. Also, my daughter had a slumber party tonight with 5 little girls. Oh what fun for me...they wanted to eat the cake for the party, so pulled out cookie dough and make them a few cookies. That made them happy, thank goodness for that...I finally finished the dishes for the third time. But it has been a wonderful day. Didn't get into the garden but it is raining now so no watering necessary.. The plants are doing great. The inside plants are watered and enjoying the heat from the desk lamp. I usually keep it on for 16 to 18 hours a day.. Looking good.
I put the greenbeans out the other day. They are doing well. I couldn't keep them in the house any longer, small greenhouse running out of room. Watered well and watched over daily. Making sure they survive the night time weather. Staying in the 50's so they should be ok. The snow peas are starting to bloom, put them out in March. Set up fence for climbing and they caught on to it in a day.
Took a few pictures of my flowers today. The Iris's are beautiful, only a year old. The Day Lilies are almost ready to bloom. Many buds on them this year. They are only 2 years old and doubled in size since I planted them. I am surrounded by Honeysuckle, the scent is in the air and it is wonderful... I can never remember the name of the plants at the front porch, but they are white w/ pink .. Check the pics in a few days after I download. They came in thick after one year. Want to get wild flowers in with the Iris's for next year, hopefully that will get control over the poison ivy I can't seem to get rid of... It is an old fence row for a farm field.. Still have a few of the old wooden fence posts in it. Want to get more of the post to put up a fence behind it, since it is against the road and it isn't quite finished. I need to add a few more flowers and remove a few more weeds... My small rose bush has double in size since last year and now I need to train it to go on the otherside of the mailbox since it is covering up the numbers on the post.. I might move the numbers instead of disturbing the rose bush, it has a bloom on it already... many buds. More than I expected so soon.
Also, the potatoes and onions are growing strong. Saturday is the best for me to tend to everything and pull weeds. Even though this holiday weekend there is alot to do for the picnic Monday...I make all the food and desserts..
My son will be 18 and graduating high school in the next few weeks, decided to make Monday a birthday and graduation party.. More cooking and this time a birthday cake on top of it all. My seven year old girl likes to help in the kitchen, so this will be a breeze..
May 17, 2009 | 7:24 PM PST
, indoor gardening
I started an indoor greenhouse this year. With the weather being so unpredictable, it was easier than I thought to start my plants in the house. I used a corner counter top with cabinets above. Taped up a piece of clear plastic and put a desk lamp inside. I planted tomatoe and bush greenbean seeds in small pods. Water everyday with a spray bottle. An added Miracle Grow weekly. They are doing well. I was a little late with the tomatoes but they are making progress. Has anyone else done this indoors? I am interested in knowing when they plant and how they made their greenhouse.