Tuesday, March 16, 2010
What a beautiful day. The Sun is shining and I'm able to get outside and walk around the gardens since the snow has disappeared!!! Now everything is a "Muddy Mess" but that's ok,mud you can get rid of real quick, snow stays around and lingers a while.
I just love, love, love this time of year. Everything is starting to come alive again, including me :) Been battling a wicked Sinus Infec. for the past week and have been feeling like crap, I'm also getting a little "Vertigo" with it so unable to really get outside and work much less think.
Hey but I'm getting ready, and here are a few new additions for my gardens.
Bought 2 new plants to stick in and try. My first is a bare root Peony named "Karl Rosenfield" I think he had something to do with peonies. It's a beautiful Red with flowers it says to be between 6-8" across. I can't wait but I have to wait until the ground is workable before I plant because if I plant in the muddy soil it will turn into concrete and kill my plants!!! But I know this will take about 2 or 3years before I get one flower. He might surprise me, let's wait and see.
And my other addition is 4 "Rosemond Cole Canna Rhizomes" they look to be Orange and yellow and standard size. Won't plant these until the ground warms up a bit!!! I saw these in the retail garden section and had to have for a fix. Yes they only cost $5.00 a piece but if all turns out this is a real bargain. I like to buy things and watch them grow into beautiful plants. I don't think price matters, just look over what your buying really well.
I can't wait to get some good deals on "Perennials" this season. I like to buy the bigger pots and then divide and watch how my gardens will multiply over the years. I sometimes can be a patient gardener when it comes to what I can afford at the time and planning my yard.
I did want to start cleaning up but I'm a little scared of what "Mother Nature" will do here, don't want to rush taking off protection from around my flowers and then have them freeze and die. I've worked too hard to cultivate what I have to be disappointed by a freeze warning!! And then "BAMM" before you know it there's a foot of snow again, I know "Shhhhh". So I will wait to pull stuff off. I will cut back the "Sedums" I left over the winter, they are so pretty all dried up and standing tall in my gardens over winter. That way I will get a little bit of a garden fix just being outside doing a little pruning.
And this is kinda funny, I said I wouldn't buy one of these but Jerry got a good deal and so I am now the proud owner of a "Topsy-Turvy" thingy. I will give it a shot. And I'll let you know later how my experience is going. Not sure if I want to put a "flower" or "Vegetable" in it. Decide later.
OK, so don't want to lose your attention so I think I will sign off for now and here is a cute picture of those two legged friends with a goodbye salute to you-"Bottoms Up" until next time.....
Monday, March 8, 2010
Oh my Goodness what a Winter to remember and put down in the history books of Winters past! This statue of our Firefighter is a little over 3ft. high!! And with the blizzard winds the big shed was almost out of commision..
There is so much that has happened since the last time I blogged that I'll try not to make it- too long, too boring, too complicated or too much drama :) I think you will enjoy!
Ok, where we were last? Ok, I remember I was just starting out on my "Seaglass Adventures" with friends and long walks by myself. Above is a pic. of a Samuel Adams Mug with brown and white seaglass to look like a beer. I get bored alot:) I have collected alot of awesome pieces of glass and parts of bottles .(Haven't found that old bottle from the sea yet)! Still looking, but I did find an older model "Anheiser Beer Bottle". It figures I would find a beer bottle first-lol I don't even drink Beer-ugh but a nice fou-fou drink sounds good about now.....I will incorporate pics. of stuff as I go if that's ok, so you can get the whole picture-hey,hey
Ok, New Cool thing. Jerry and I escaped to "Disney Fort Wilderness Lodge" for the holidays this year. Thank Goodness it was right before Father Winter decided to dump 28" of snow our way the first time. Anywho- back to the Lodge. It was a beautiful, wonderful place to stay. It was a little chilly for Florida the first part of December but all in all it was a great time for us to have some down time together (rarely have this). Disney as always dresses up for the holidays and this time was no exception as usual. The big "Display Tree" in the lodge was absolutely beautiful, decorated with little tee-pee lights and canoes and drums and just everything, it must have been about 20ft tall. WOW. Will stay there again for sure. Oh yeah and it has it's own little "Guiser" that blows every hour. And as for the pool it was too cold to go in but was enjoyed by the locals (mallards). Ok next subject.....
Snowed in for a long time and haven't done much glassing until about a week ago. And I even went to the "2010 Philadelphia Internation flower Show". Their is a little slide on the side of my page for you to look at and enjoy some of my pics. Just wonderful day!!!!! And I so needed a "Flower Fix". Oh yeah, I got two pots of beautiful "Mini Dwarf Irises named Purple Gem" and 4 new "African Violets" one is yellow, I'm really syked about these.
So this is just a little of what's been happening in my world I have been doing some cards but I have to say I haven't been in the Card mode lately! Starting to pick up because of spring tho. Will post cards later. Oh yeah, got a new Camera "Cannon Rebel T1i" and a couple lenses I have to learn all over again. I've been doing point and click for so long that I need to take a course in Photography!! I need to learn how to take great photos of my beautiful flowers.
And speaking of flowers as of TODAY I see the tops of the daffodils and early lily bulbs and Iris.