Thursday, July 21, 2011

Cucumber Miracle

I was watering the garden today and I looked under the 
leaves of the cucumber vines.  I couldn't believe what I saw!
Is that a baby cucumber?
:-)'s a miracle!

Miracles happen everyday, change your perception of
what a miracle is and you'll see them all around you.
                                                                          ...Jon Bon Jovi

Hope your day has been full of miracles!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Pothos - Still Gardening

It's 100 degrees in South Carolina and I'm still gardening!
This time I'm rooting pothos.  I love pothos because they can
stand low light or fluorescent lights for part of the  year and
I work in a large library with no windows.

About three weeks ago I cut off some stems and stuck them
in a jar of water.  Just kept filling up the jar...that's all.

This jar of pothos is about a week and a half in the water.
I put them both in new pots today.
It is still too hot to be doing this.
They both turned out well.  
I think I'll stop gardening for  awhile until it cools off.   People
are more important than plants.  I think I'll call someone who
needs cheering up tomorrow.  These plants can wait!
PS: Go to The Ivy Nest for some wonderful pictures of FROST!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Rescue Petunias

Sometimes in July petunias look spent.  That was the case with a
neighbor's hanging basket of petunias.  All the blooms were gone,
and the neighbor set the basket by his garbage can on the road.  I
noticed there was a little green still left on it and I couldn't stop
thinking about the poor plant.  So, we asked the neighbor if we
could try to rescue the hanging basket and he gave us the basket.
DH carefully trimmed it back and nurtured it with Miracle Grow
and LOTS of water.  That was two weeks ago. 
Look how beautiful it is now!
It's funny how attached you can get to rescue plants!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Better Late Than Never

I love geraniums!
But they were very expensive this spring.  And right before 
July 4th, they were expensive!  Today I found them 
marked 50 % off and I finally have my red, white, and blue
deck...albeit a little late.

Better Late Than Never!
(PS: Valentine candy tastes better on Feb. 15th, too! :-)

Friday, July 15, 2011

Summer Days!

Wow! It was HOT on Tuesday!  98 degrees in South Carolina.  I
stayed inside and kept cool with air conditioning all day.  Then
when I went to the mailbox, I saw flowers who love summer days!
They were BEAUTIFUL, but I think I will stay inside with the AC
and look at them through the window!  Stay cool and hydrated!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Let's Walk Out to the Garden

This year, our little garden has done great! I think it is because DH
has been totally in charge.  I used to try to plant things, but now I
just pick things and cook them.  It works out better that way!
Here is an update of the garden.
The tomatoes by the deck have really gotten tall and are producing
lots of tomatoes for the dinner table.
DH took the seeds from one heirloom, Brandywine, tomato
and planted all these plants.  They are bushier than the rest
and the tomato is a purple color.  Can't wait till these start.
The okra are coming along.
We grew beets this year.  I've never grown beets and don't know
what to do with them, but there is always the internet!
We have a few eggplants, too.
And a few bell pepper plants.  The bugs seem to like them, too!
And the cucumbers are climbing up the string.  I hope we get
lots of cucumbers this year!

Thank you for walking out to the garden with me today.  I love
seeing all my bloggy friend's gardens. Have a great day!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Transportation Museum in Spencer, NC.

I had the most wonderful trip to the Transportation Museum!
I absolutely loved it!  I felt like I had been there before????
We saw the main shops and a roundhouse.  I even picked out
the train I wanted! (LOL:-)

  The roundhouse was beautiful!
And then there was train I wanted.
This beautiful purple train was just .....beautiful!  Then it hit me!
I HAD been here before in another world....the world of raising 
two little boys.  I even still have the trains!

 I  still have the back shop!  I have had it at least twenty years!
My youngest son spent hours putting it together.

I had a wonderful time at the Transportation Museum.  
More than I ever expected.
DH had a great time, too!
So, go someplace different this summer!  You may be surprised
and have the time of your life!  Where have you been different?


Sunday, July 3, 2011

Happy July 4th, 1965!

It's funny how we always look back to happy times when we 
celebrated holidays as children. July 4th during the 60s was fun!

First, we ate hot dogs on the picnic table in the back yard.
Then all five of us piled into my parent's '56 Chevy station wagon.
We drove one mile to Mountain Creek Lake in Grand Prairie, Texas. 

(Not much of a mountain.)
Now, can you imagine this shoreline full of old cars backed up next
to the water?  Across from the lake was an electrical plant and a
runway for airplanes to take off.  Someone on the other side always
shot off fireworks.  They were not professional fireworks, but
always pretty next to the water.

I think my mom and dad had the most fun of all watching the 
fireworks with all of us kids sitting on the tailgate of the car. I 
just remember everyone laughing every time a rocket went up.
And none of it cost a dime!

We went back home afterwards, but a few times my dad would
surprise us with firecrackers for my brothers and a sparkler for me.
One year he brought home a Roman Candle! It was spectacular!

Hope you all have a great 4th of July!  Thank you for listening
to my memories.  I hope you will share yours, too!