Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A busy day

Our Garden May 10th 2011

Before starting my morning chores I sneaked outside and took this picture of our gardens. By tonight when I typed this post, I wished I had taken a later photo. Some things really shot up today in the almost 90 degree temperatures and a little sun. The blacksmith played gardener today. He planted more green beans, put papers down under all 37 tomato plants and then added wire cages around them all.

Mother Day's flower
The kids gave me a gift certificate to a local nursery on mother's day. On my way home from work Monday I stopped and spent it all, plus $3.40 more! Pretty good estimating on my part I thought.  I got all these planted today.  Tonight as I type this post I wished I had taken an after picture.
Last fall's Pansies
These were planted last fall and they just keep getting prettier. Today I did work up the dirt around them.  I then planted zinnias. I just don't have the heart to take them out yet, the heat will kill them soon enough.

TJ Maxx hen and chick planter
My hen and chicks are thriving in their new home. I just pray my BIL doesn't push this planter over with his snow plow next winter.

Besides planting all the flowers today, I made two pies, one peach, and one blackberry. I stripped the bed, put away the winter blankets and washed the sheets. I trimmed about a half a dozen cedar trees that I mow under.  I  mowed the front and back yard and helped the blacksmith with the gardens.

About 6 PM, we were having a drink or two on the deck, when company arrived. My mother in law came with Grace and Dan to pick up some garden lettuce. After we looked at the gardens, we had pie and coffee on the deck. It was a beautiful evening.

Are you tired yet?  Well I am, so tired, that we didn't even eat dinner. But the pie and coffee sure were good. Tomorrow I will try to take some after pictures.


Zoey said...

It sounds like an almost perfect day (tad too hot for me).

Those pansies are pretty. Will they reseed again for the fall or just die out completely?

Annie Jones said...

Sounds like a busy, busy day. I don't know about you, but on days like that, I wind up really tired, but feeling so good from the exercise and all I've accomplished. Can't wait to see more pics.

Rural Revival said...

You plum wore me out! I'm afraid our spring is going to pass right by too and head straight into a heatwave.

Oh, and by the way, I like any kind of fruit pie. : )

GerryART said...

YeeGads, you have more stamina then any two gals I know.
Take care,

Deanna said...

Your day sounds like ours was on Saturday! Everything is so lush and green right now. I'm loving it.

The pie sounds wonderful. Who needs real food anyway?

Your pansies are so pretty. I'm surprised they are still doing so well, considering how hot it has gotten this week.

Jim and I are both in love with the Maiden Grass. It is doing real well. The bluebells (it was bluebells, wasn't it?) aren't too sure of their new home yet, but I'm betting by next summer they will be spreading.

That relaxing drink or two after all of that hard work sounds mighty good.

Jackie said...

Sounds like a busy but great day! I love the setting for your gardens!


Tipper said...

I'd say busy! Love the red pot!

Jeri Landers said...

I love the pot with the hens and chicks. I've seen those with strawberries, but the cactus looks so much cuter!