Saturday, January 22, 2011
Happy 2011 and hopefully this will be a better blogging year for me and a better year in general!! The LORD has been good to our family this year and has provided... hopefully my husband will get another flying job soon... luckily he has been working with my brother in law doing home construction and additions etc... he enjoys working with him and says he learns something new everyday!! Hopefully all my blogging friends will not keel over with surprise that Im actually blogging today.. setting here with a delicious cup of green tea and enjoying the warm wood stove!! Im really starting to miss Spring and the growing season... Im cooking up some new ideas with flowers and thinking of making a bigger vegatable garden this year... and I had so many delicious herbs last summer and didnt preserve any of them.. my bad.. this year Im going to make that a priority.. I had a very big clump of lemongrass.. smelled delightful tasted wonderful and I let is die with the first hard frost.. hopefully Trayers will have another start for me this spring... I saw it the grocery store (McCormicks) and for a few very tiny pieces if was close to $7.00!!!!!! Highway robbery!! LOL!! Im going to enlarge my succulant garden this this year its getting to be a pretty nice size... the older I get the more I love them... Trayers also has a nice selection of succulents to choose from... she always has lots of different things the mainline stores dont carry.. she also has a huge selection of coleus.... the most beautiful around!! I would like to start a small knot garden.. but we are thinking of putting the house on the market in March...so that may have to wait till the next place!! I hate to leave all my perennials.. but I guess a new slate would be cool too...! Does anyone else have some dreams for the upcoming growing season?? Im sure you do! But for the time being get out those seed books and gardening books and set back and be an armchair gardener and Spring will be here before you know it!!
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Its been so long.... sorry... Its been a very dry summer so far... lots of my flowers have dried up and the ones that are not are stunted in their growth... one good thing is I found a lot of deeply discounted flowers, trees and bushes .. people I guess are not buying as much or its the economy or the very hot, hot summer has caused people to not want to be outside!! I go out and try to rescue some of the plants with a little water... keeps them alive if nothing else! Later I will show some pictures of some of the discounted stuff I bought... perennials... they dont look great but I bet next year they will be beautiful.. there is always next year! ;) Ive been working on my rug hooking (a miracle) and have been really enjoying it!! I have not been to grant street alot this summer but hope to get up their soon.... its so much fun when you take the time to go!! Im working on my bunny and carrot rug designed by Pat Wenger ( talented artist extraordinaire)!! .. even though she wouldnt admit it.. shes way to humble!! Michael my son has gotten his first job this summer working at Leitersburg Cinemas.. they have re-opened and are renovating the theatres.. they now offer dinner and a movie.. in wonderful reclining padded seats with trays..... they offer... live music beforhand featuring local talent... dinner.. dessert and coffee and unlimited popcorn and drink...I believe the prices range from $20.00-$30..00 per person... both nights (friday and saturday) have been sold out so far!! He also got his drivers license this summer.. so things are changing in my household!! (not sure if I like it yet)!!My puppy Ellie is doing great.. she is so good and full of fun.. have to watch her though she is sooo friendly she wants to visit any neighbors she sees hears etc....she is also very smart!! My kitties are doing good.. they dont like the heat so much.. so they are finding shade under the bushes and trees!! needless to say they are sleeping all day! As for me Im outside lamenting over the dried flowers and cracked earth.....!!! But the coneflowers, russian sage and they daylilies dont seem to mind the heat.. though the lilies leaves are dried the flowers still look good.... they bloom once and are going dormant whereas when it rains they have succesive blooms.. I guess its back to the drawing board .. planning on my lush gardens for next year... and just enjoy the few blooms I do have!! GOD is good and he knows whats best for us all!!! Till next time (which I hope is soon)!! Stay cool and enjoy the beauty GOD provides every day!!
Sunday, July 18, 2010
I WISH YOU ENOUGH.• I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright no matter how gray the day may appear.• I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun even more.• I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive and everlasting.• I wish you enough pain so that even the smallest of joys in life may appear bigger.• I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.• I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.• I wish you enough hellos to get you through the final goodbye.Author Unknown
Sunday, February 7, 2010
WOW>> what a snowy weekend!!! Im ready for spring.. one good thing its February the snow cant last forever... spring is right around the corner!!! At Grant Street Woolworks at the christmas party we chose secret pals for the year its so much fun!!! We buy them little gifts and send cards and encourage but of course its a secret until the next christmas party my secret pal already thought of me with a sweet gift and a cheery card!!! It was so much fun receiving this surprise!! If you didnt get a secret pal this year I would highly encourage you to do so next year its so much fun!! Here is a picture of what I got from my secret pal!! I love it.. I think they must know me pretty well!! :) hmmm... wonder who it could be!!!???? :0
Thursday, February 4, 2010
WOW... Im so excited I just had to share a new flowering bush for the spring and summer!! Its the new Lilac the reblooms!! Lilacs are one of my favorite flowers.. they smell so good and bring back such happy memories... of spring and youth...!!! Its called the Bloomerang.. It flowers in May with heavy clusters of purple pink sweetly scented blooms!! It continues reblooming until the first frost!!! Wow.. move over butterfly bush!! :) They are great for cutting because the blooms are so abundant!! Since they are brand new they are a little expensive right now... one small plant sells for $19.95 .... you can order them through White Flower Farm!! (If you cant wait a couple of years before the price goes down)!!!!
As most of you know we have a new addition the family her name is Ellie and she is a sweet little chug!!! I snapped a photo of her admiring a rose!!!