Saturday, May 14, 2011

Digging the Dirt

(Just to let you know....anyone can make comments now.  
Many of you told me you were unable to make comments. 
I changed some settings.)  ; )

I always wear gloves when I garden,
as I can't stand having dirt in my fingernails.
But no matter what I do to prevent it,
I get dirt in my fingernails.

I have been collecting seeds for awhile and those are just a few of them
I am going to be a patient gardener this year
and buy minimal plants as a means of cost saving .
A friend donated 75 strawberry plants to my cause.
Needless to say,  I am delighted!  
She thinned her strawberry plants three weeks ago.

I have basically killed all of the weedy lawn around our house,
pulled out two dead trees, 
sprayed all kinds of strange outgrowths,
and used the claw to till up the dead grass
to get it ready for planting.

 And I have some other miscellaneous projects....
The wrought iron arbor with a gate was $80.00 at Fred Meyer!
I used double coupons when it went on sale last week.
I am tickled.
I do need to straighten it.  ; )

I was delighted to have these wonderful red tulips come up next to the house!
They created a  'red' theme.
I purchased mature tulips, two for 50 cents at Walmart, and planted them
by the geraniums I planted last week.

They make me happy.

I am following my sister Judy's philosophy of 
get rid of the lawn and plant 
luscious flowers with paths made of rocks.
It will never match her yard,
but I can try.  ; )

 Cally agrees it is a good idea.  She enjoys all of the soil I have dug up and she 
rolls in it on a regular basis.

My little indoor couch I bought in 1992 has become our porch couch.
It will move inside when the basement is finished.
I'm trying to figure out how to hang my birdie accoutrements so
the massive squirrel population will not take them over.

Ahhhh... all of this garden talk just makes me so joyous.

Time for a song you say?
I agree!!!!

I have always loved Cat.
This song in particular is one of my favorites.
I hope you enjoyed it, too.

Have a joyous day, all of my lovely friends and family.
Love to all of you sweetie-kins. 
xoxoxoxo d


  1. Your garden looks beautiful! I planted my mother's day flower this week :) My garden is pathetic, and I don't have time at this point to change it. I love love love red and aqua/turquoise. Your geranium planter is the best!

  2. I love the Cat! It's been so long I had forgotten about him. Thanks for renewing my love. ann

  3. Red and aqua/turquoise is one of my favorites too! Thanks Natalie!
    I love your sweet blog. I hope you don't mind that I check it every now and then. I developed a real love for your Rylee when I taught her in Primary. I love keeping up with her antics!

    Ann, thanks for dropping by! I miss you, girlie. We need to do something some time. Maybe in Pocatello when you come next? xo


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