It seems as though planting early paid off this year. Everything is now up, and there is still no frost in the 10-day. We would normally not plant until June 1, but this year is warming up more quickly than usual.
The cukes and green beans are coming up, as well as 4 kinds of squash. This year I planted a new variety. It looks like the white scalloped squash, but is deep gold in color. If anyone's planted those, I would love to hear how they turned out, and if they tasted good!
The greenhouse is almost empty now. I have given away many plants and seedlings! I still have about 15 tomato plants and 6-10 of each kind of pepper. It's pretty bare, but the lemon tree is still there. Now I'm going to plant flowers - not something I've done a lot - and see how that goes.
Craig is coming home for a few days tomorrow. I suppose we'll spend a fair amount of time talking about our options regarding what to do about taking care of his mother. It seems there are no perfect solutions, but the most important thing is that she is comfortable and as happy as possible. That means she'll remain in her own home and we'll most likely moving there. Then there's our house and what to do with it. Ugh. Thank goodness I have the therapy of the yard and garden to keep me sane. If we move out there, I suppose I'll end up digging in her dirt as well!
May 28, 2009 | 7:13 AM PST
Well that is what I do...try to dig my troubles away. I had some bad news first thing this morning and I just came in from digging in the dirt. I'll pray for you and you me....But its going to get better. Have a nice day girl...reba
May 28, 2009 | 8:43 AM PST
Life is full of unexpected changes. We are trying hard, with 24 hour help, to keep my husband's mother in her home, to enjoy the familiar surroundings, the garden, her yard etc. Sometimes the garden's in our lives aren't all flowers. We will pray for you too.