The wind blew over my Delphiniums last week, so I cut them off at the broken spot and brought them in the house.
As much as I like to garden, my thumb turns brown once I'm inside, I'm terrible at keeping house plants alive. Last year, Kristina gave me an Orchid for Mother's Day. I set the Orchid on the window sill, and provided watered from time to time. I was simply anticipating another indoor plant demise.
Well... I'm not sure how this happened...but...it bloomed again this year!
I'm clueless when it comes to Orchids, really. This beautiful bloom, at first, had inspired me to take better care of the Orchid. Then my common sense took over and decided it better to just keep on neglecting the poor plant, if for nothing else, fear of certain fatality.
Red Rose from the roses down by the road.
Texas Amaryllis blooming in the garden.
We're getting ready to plant the vegetable garden in the next week. Once again, I am using Renee's Garden Seeds. I've had great success with her seeds, and have been using them for a few years now.
This year I bought all the seeds from Orchard Supply, instead of ordering online.
I just happened to be in OSH and picked them up while I was there.
Here's the SUMMER MENU:
Tomatoes, of course.
Early Bicolor CORN
Dark Green Raven ZUCCHINI
Persian Baby Green Finger CUCUMBERS
Heirloom LEMON CUCUMBERS
Crimson Crunch RADISHES
French Baby CARROTS
We'll also be adding some new things to the garden this year:
Tricolor Circus CARROTS
French Baby LEEKS
Baby Pixie CABBAGE
mixture of Indian Corn- Rattlesnake Beans- and Sugar Pie Pumpkins.
Soon I'll be spending the cool morning hours outside tending to the garden.
This Summer I will plan on doing the trial run of CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). I was planning to do it last year, but quickly abandoned the idea when Mia was born and life turned into tragedy for a while.
Look at her now...She's healthy, happy and beautiful.
and so is Laci... I love my grandbabies so very, very much, in case you couldn't tell.
I'm so excited to share the Garden with Laci and Mia this Summer. On this day we (Grammy, Mommy, and Auntie Kristina) happened to be sitting on a blanket under the Maple Tree. Yes- Laci has dirt on her face, it's just happens, along with messy wild hair, when you're a Country Girl.....
The Girasole Lady