Thursday, April 27, 2017

Weeds and F!owers

Today I decided to dig out weeds and plant marigolds in the holes. I've planted Everton so far based on plans. Marigolds aren't tidy so I decided a random placement would work and I wanted to get the weeds out anyway. I'm pretty sure I have more weeds than flowers, but maybe not.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017


I gave a big smiling hearty "Hi!" to a total stranger today. I thought I knew him until he looked back with a totally blank expression. Ouch.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017


The chaplain asked if I had been working in my garden. I enthusiastically started telling him about my flowers. He hastened to explain he meant tomatoes and stuff. Well, no. The cafeteria manager was in there and totally agreed with me.


One of the hospital employees came into the gift shop today and twirled around saying, "I love it in here. I want to give a party right here!"

Monday, April 24, 2017


This is a butterfly bush. Last year it was healthy and covered with blooms. This year it needs a lot of dead wood trimmed. Maybe that will save it. Lots of things need grooming in the spring. Between planting new things, grooming established plants, and weeding, spring is busy.

Japanese Maple

We have four of these, but this is the only one that doesn't have an upright habit. It's about six years old and has grown really well.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Part of a Plan

I put out the six packs where I intended to plant them. I got a few planted, then it started to rain again. So they are still sitting there. I brought my little trolley back in along with my tools.