It was a beautiful day, sunny and warm-ish, so naturally I was anxious to get outdoors into the garden. I intended to make a To Do list but as usual I
-Went to Garden Center to choose water plants and shrubs (Didn't actually buy anything, as could not decide. Listen, these things take time!)
-Collected boys at school for ToDo item #1
-Brought the boys to Walgreens to have passport photos taken ( ToDo item #1* - check!)
-Returned to Garden Center to buy two water plants and three shrubs (See?)
-Back home: planted the shrubs and set the water plants in the top pond shallows to acclimatize.
-Cleaned up garage!
-Cooked a superb supper (homemade beefaroni) but canceled the salad because could not find salad bowl. Let's face it: all this talk of balanced diets and lots of veggies gets boring.
Now for your viewing pleasure, photos to show the new additions to the garden! I had planned to use two hollies and a red twig dogwood along the foundation of the new den, but when I was browsing at the garden center earlier yesterday, I realized that I have been exclaiming over beautiful trailing spirea bushes every spring for who knows how long, yet I never have planted any in my own garden! It is
I set straight to work the moment the boys and I got home. I am nothing if not a hard worker! Got those shrubs planted in record time! As you can see, I have a failsafe method of digging holes for my shrubs:
(EGAD! HOW DID THIS PHOTO GET HERE?)
(Well, like I always say - what is the point in having two or three strapping young sons if one fails to
The water plants are a small lily and some sort of marginal plant (I forget the name, and anyway, who cares). I only have a picture of the lily relaxing and becoming acclimated to our pond. Sure, the pond looks rather sterile at the moment, but it will soon be teeming with life (
By the way, are lilacs not the most glorious flowers of May? Those in this photo are just a few of the dozens of lilac shrubs that the previous owners planted around our house. Since they are one of my very favorite flowers (both for fantastic blooming and magnificent fragrance), I probably ought to send them a Thank You note for that!
Finally, a couple of weeks ago, I mentioned to my faithful readers that I would show you soon why the weigela is also called a "Beauty Bush". Well, here is a photo to give you an idea why. This shrub is still very young and yet it is a beauty:
Now for today's To Do list:
Plant Petunias sitting since last week (well, I am not sure I really like those petunias, so the delay is perfectly understandable. As a matter of fact, I may just wait another day or two, just to be sure)
Passport Applications (startled you, did I? No, not my own -which TITK already know is winging its way to Gatineau as I type- this refers to Edward and Kenny's passports, which I am sure will take no time at all, so
You know, I could add a few more items to this list, but I really feel that there are times when we should all temper the mad pace of our days with a little less structure. Therefore, I am going to
Good Day to All!
* If I had actually written a ToDo list yesterday, this would definitely have been #1!