Today I managed to get a quilt on the wall over my bed.
Had my cereal and coffee. And the plants and flowers outside just beckoned to me. So out the pupsters and I went.
This morning my hose and nozzle from Gardener’s Supply came. I hooked it up only to find out the problem is in the spigot where you turn it off and on.
So they’ll have to come out next week and fix that. (And I don’t have to pay for the repair!) Till then I’m lugging water in and out of the house to water plants.
I got my three bird houses the birds nest in on the fence. And there is the little tree. Someone suggested I trim it a few inches. So I did.
After dividing all the hostas up, I told myself to go inside and work on the bedroom. But of course I did not. I wanted to plant some of the flowers. Here a pink calla.
I don’t recall which one of you sent me purple irises nearly three years ago, but it made the move in a big pot of irises, and here it is about to bloom.
This one may be pink. Can’t tell. I was afraid they wouldn’t bloom after being dug up during the season when they’re about to bloom. But they came through for me!
I got this little guy on the fence I share with the neighbors. Charlie next door was out today and yelled that he hadn’t seen me in a few days. I said: “I’ve been decorating.”
He probably saw me lug all the plants to the front door yesterday, for he said: “Don’t look at our patio.” I said: “Too late. I already had a peek. You guys aren’t gardeners.”
I can fix that.
I have purple-themed pots and white-themed pots and no themed pots. They’re looking a little bedraggled from being in the sun. But they’ll perk up in a few days.
I think I used about seven of the ten big bags of potting soil today. But there was no way I was filling every pot with that precious dirt.
Since I didn’t have pine cones, I cut up some of the big pieces of plastic I hoisted plants home in. I threw in smaller pots.
You do this so your big pots are lighter. I had some broken terra cotta pieces, but when you run out of that, use those white popcorn things they pack boxes with if you have them.
If not, use what you have. You make more space for water to go around, and you use less soil to fill the pots. Win, win.
All the trellises are up. I’m through hammering for awhile. I’m not sure what vines I’ll plant here where I share the fence.
Some of the pots are fuller than others. Won’t take what I planted long to spread. In the turquoise pot are some daisies I brought with me.
This is before five. By five p.m., the seating area is completely shaded. I like to go out and sit and put my feet up on the coffee table and survey things.
Garden planning is as much fun for me as indoor decorating. Really one and the same. This is simply my outdoor square footage.
I so appreciate all your wonderful comments yesterday. Made me feel so good. All the work is certainly worth it. And if you want to scale down and live in smaller digs, you can do it right along with me.
Can you tell I’m loving it?