Saturday, May 24, 2014

Playing in the Dirt!

I love planting flowers and this year I have more time to devote to my gardening. My beloved greenhouse that I loved to work at part-time in the spring has closed. After 125 years of business, the family decided to close up shop last fall. I really miss my favorite greenhouse this year. Change is good, right, the closure is forcing me to discover new places to shop for plants. I have visited a few different places searching for my favorites. I was so spoiled. Tomato plants have disappear off the shelves by Memorial Day.... who knew, not I! (I was so used to buying them right off the truck as I unloaded them) I was unable to locate any of my tried and true tomato plants, so I'm trying out some new varieties. Actually I had no choice, I bought the last four packs of tomatoes.  I'm sure they will be wonderful, I love tomatoes. We will be planting our veggie garden on Monday. Last weekend I planted flower pots and started pulling weeds out of the perennial gardens. (It's going to take me all summer to get the perennial gardens looking great again) Let me share a few pictures of my progress so far.
First springtime bloom this year!
My favorite place to drink my coffee....
Gnome garden... this year I planted Irish Moss, Rosemary, Lavender and Chamomile in
my gnome pot. I think it missing something, so later today I'm going to make a gazing ball
using a golf tea, marble and some silver wire.

Herbs in pots, and more Garden Gnomes...
Wilson enjoyed hanging outside with me as I gardened...
I brought my Pineapple plants out for the summer.
I'm too embarrassed to take pictures and show you the state of my perennial gardens. I'll take pictures after I do a bit of weeding. Right now they are a total mess! It's also my birthday this weekend. I'm going to eat some cake and do my favorite things. Spend time with my family, do some gardening, some quilting, drink some coffee on the deck and take Wilson for a walk or two. In celebration of my 29th plus tons of experience birthday, I have a 50% off coupon available in my ETSY shop. Remember to enter in the code BIRTHDAY to get your discount.

Have a wonderful weekend,


  1. Well, a big Happy Birthday to you and it sounds like you'll celebrate it the way you want. I do wish I was a gardener but I have never been much of an outdoor person. Our lot is big and I really should start a perennial bed. I do have hostas out there.

  2. Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful weekend.


  3. Hi!!!! Happy Birthday!!!! Love your beautiful flowers!!!!! The little gnomes are too cute!!!!! A gazing ball will be pretty!!!! Hope you have a wonderful Birthday weekend!!!!

  4. Happy birthday, Cindy. Enjoy your cake!

  5. Wishing you the happiest of birthdays! Your weekend plans sound very inviting...ENJOY!!!

  6. Happy birthday! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  7. Hope you have a wonderful weekend and a very Happy Birthday! Have an extra piece of cake for me. Since we moved into our condo, I have really missed messing around in the yard. I am going to try to grow a tomato plant or two on my lanai. The one last year got a late start & didn't do so well, so I'm trying again this year. ((Hugs))

  8. Have a wonderful Birthday weekend.

  9. Happy Birthday!! Love your little gnome garden!