Yesterday afternoon there was a barbecue that management brought in from Rib Crib. This was the second time I ventured out into a community gathering. The first time was last fall. I guess I’m stretching a bit out of my comfort zone.
They hold these gatherings within about 40 feet of my apartment, under a pavilion that connects to the laundry room. It was raining, so everyone was glad to have cover.
I kind of forgot about it till the last minute and so drove to Braums to get two of their pecan pies. They just needed to thaw. Ever had a Braums pecan pie? They’re delicious.
There wasn’t a big turnout. Probably about a dozen of us oldies. Nathan was there with his boys.
Try Growing Eucalyptus:
See my eucalyptus above. This is my second year to grow it. I really like the lighter green shade of the plant. Adds a different dimension of green to my gardening space.
My cucumber plant. I can’t wait to put fresh slices of cucumber in my salad. What you see at the bottom is moon vine.
I have small tomatoes. Soon I will be putting them in salad as well. And perhaps a turkey bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich.
You can have delicious veggies and fruits planted in containers in your small garden space. Just look up (Google) how much width and depth they require.
This is my first Shasta daisy to bloom. In the galvanized container just above it, I dug down into the thick sedum and took out the pineapple mint. I put the sprigs in another pot.
The mint and lemon balm is quickly growing thick from my chopping it back a few weeks ago. I just wanted to give the hostas and the lamb’s ear time to grow taller without being lost.
Know When To Cut Plants Back:
It’s sometimes hard to chop a good bit of a plant back. But I can assure you that if it isn’t already too hot, where plants get stressed, the plants will quickly grow back and probably thicker than they were.
You just have to tolerate the choppy look for a few weeks. Otherwise the hostas wouldn’t have had much of a chance to grow above the fragrant herbs.
Here is Charlie boy this morning. I think he heard something outside. Right now he’s next to my legs in our puffy comfortable chair with Ivy dozing on the little table next to it.
And here’s Ivy looking out the front door earlier.
I finally just took everything off the coffee table and let her have it. Sometimes you have to know when to pick your battles. And of course I spoil her terribly.
Did you notice that I’ve been posting most every day of late? Yes, I’ve gone back to my stream of consciousness ramblings. Guess I’m back full force and out of my funk.