Tuesday, May 19, 2009

No Green Thumb


Brrr! The past couple of days have been downright chilly! The temps have stayed in mid 60's but the cool wind has made it feel more like it has been in the 50's. It is supposed to get back up into the mid to high 70's for the rest of the week now but the rain is coming back according to the weather forecast! Our yard has not been completely dried out since around January. There have been several times when the top of the ground dried out enough to give us hope that all the muddy spots would be close behind! Then the rain would come again!

These are the plants we picked up on Sunday. I got 3 butterfly bushes in pink, purple and very dark purple (almost black). I also got a purple verbena, 2 red verbenas and a pink salvia. Harold chose some tomato plants to put out and I slipped in an heirloom tomato plant I have been wanting to try. I still want to get several more pretties for the 'new' area and I'm sure I will add more as time goes on. Each year I say "no more plants" and each year I give in to the gardening bug! LOL. I certainly didn't inherit my grandma's green thumb but I sure love to get out there and give it my all!

I worked on Bird in the Bower a bit last night. I can't figure out if it's going so slow because of me or the design. Maybe it's a combination of both. I know I was going at a pretty good pace until I got to these trees! To coin a phrase from the 70's - "Keep on Truckin'!" LOL.

Thank you all for stopping by! I always enjoy your visits. Stay safe, stay happy and stay well!

9 comments:

The Scarlett House said...

Hi Sherry, we could sure use some of your rain. It has been in triple digits for two straight weeks now. I suppose we are used to it, but I wasn't quite ready for it. I had to replace some of the plants that don't tolerate the heat. I hope you get a break so you can get that deck and planting done.

Carolyn NC said...

Yes, I'm pretty sick of rain right now, too, and I've been gone a lot! It's chilly today and the wind does make a difference! Hopefully the rest of the week will be warmer. Enjoy your flowers and your tomato plant!

Siobhan said...

I hope you get a break from the rain! We are experiencing the same thing. My mom arrived on Saturday & it's rained every day!

Michelle said...

Can't wait to see more of your Bird in the Bower. It has been raining here quite a bit lately.

CindyMae said...

Tell ya what, I will send my weather your way and you send your my way! Lovely flowers and plants!

Littlebit said...

Sherre, we could use some of that rain here. I've got my sprinklers running. It's not just you..all of the Plum Street designs are a lot of work! I can't believe I want to stitch the upcoming Adam & Eve as long as it is taking me to finish Rubie Owl's Sampler. Hope you will take a picture of your plants when you get them into the ground.

Dona said...

Your new plants are pretty - I love butterfly bushes. Glad you're working on Birds in the Bower, it is such a pretty piece.

We're a lot cooler here than usual, too, with frequent showers. Good for the flowers, though!

SimplyStitchingintheGarden said...

Hi Sherry, its been raining here in Georgia for over a week, everything is nice and green, but I cannot get out and weed and trim and replant!! Oh well, this may be a way to get caught up on stitching!! ;o))
Roberta

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