Saturday, October 1, 2016

October Bulb Planting Time

Welcome October!  I should have a picture of a pumpkin or a Jack-o-Lantern on this post, but I'm thinking about pansies today.  The temps this morning were cold out on the deck and I mentally replaced every pot of geraniums with a pot of pansies.  The picture above was from a few years ago.  I need to get started with my pansy replacing.

I read a blog post last month where the blogger suggested buying a 100 blue hyacinth bulbs to plant now for the delicious smell when they come up in the spring.  DH and I bought 2 bags (20 in all bulbs) of blue hyacinth bulbs from Lowe's.  Now we have to find the time to plant them.  I'm really excited about next spring.   We have over 100, maybe 200, golden daffodils planted in front of the house.  They just get better and better each year.

So much is happening in the world right now.  Spring bulbs seem inconsequential but we have to include beauty in our lives.  What about you?  What thing of beauty are you including in your life?


Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Tueday is Farmer's Market Day

We just love fresh vegetables!  For many years we grew large gardens and did a lot of canning.  But I don't know if it is old age or global warming, but we have not had much luck with gardening in the last few years.  We didn't make one at all this year and DH was amazed today when our water bill arrived and it was much lower than summer's past!  Even without a garden, we are still eating good!

No, these beautiful tomatoes are not from the neighbor's garden.  With no rain and temps in the 100+, all our neighbors have about given up on backyard gardens.

Thank goodness for the Farmer's Market on Tuesday mornings!  Although about half of the farmers were there today, we still were able to score some great fresh vegetables today!  

Do you live close to a Farmer's Market?

Sunday, July 24, 2016

July Glory - Tiger Lily

In July we have the most beautiful sights from our Tiger Lilies!  Friendly butterflies come to visit.

DH bought the first Tiger Lily for me years ago.  They have multiplied each year and only lasted a couple of weeks this year because of our 100+ temperatures!  They don't require any care at all.  Only concern is that  they are supposed to be toxic to cats, but my cats just eat cat food and never bother them.

So beautiful!  All year I look forward to their blooms which are in full glory around July 4th!

More beautiful July flowers click here