Unexpected Day Off, Mailbox Garden…

I have an unexpected day off today! Scheduling got wonky and I ended up giving a clean away to one of the Seattle teams to make it worth it for them to come down for the last-minute clean that came up near the end of the day, yesterday. The new clean is a 1 bedroom, 1 bath and the clean I had on my schedule is a 2 bedroom, 1 bath. The Seattle team was coming down to clean a 5 bedroom, 3.5 bath house, but maintenance isn’t complete so it has been postponed. I didn’t feel up to adding the 1 bedroom, 1 bath to my day today, mostly because I have plans with my best friend tonight, so to help make everything work out, I gave up my clean, and I am really ok with that. Three day weekend instead of a two-day. I also have the 5 bedroom house on my schedule for this coming week. That is going to be a long day.

mailbox garden

mailbox garden

yarrow for around the mailbox

yarrow for around the mailbox

I’m thinking I am going to plant the seeds I bought to go around the mailbox, today. I’ll need to make a little fence around them, as well, since I don’t want the street maintenance people to whack them down. That would be disheartening. I think I will need to pick up some dirt to throw down before I place the seeds. I can hardly wait to see how these look in…lets say July…when they have had a chance to get some height to them and some blooms.

I still have no noses poking through the garden soil, yet. I have been hoping to see at least one or two gladioli noses, since they have been in the ground the longest, but nothing so far. Sometimes, I think it is amazing that I love to garden seeing as I have little to no patience when it comes to waiting for things to sprout. I guess the pay off is worth the wait because I keep doing it.

I have all of the seed packets I’ve used, and the ones not used, yet, sitting near my laptop on my desk. There is going to be some color around here this year. I’ve been known to gravitate toward one or two colors for the garden(s) each year, but this year I believe I am fairly well-rounded in my colors. I have some pink, some red, blue, orange, yellow, purple, black, with some of the colors in multiple hues.

There is so much potential for the yard around here. I see an area of the yard, and then, in my mind, I see the plants that would look great there. It leaves me wanting to spend my pay checks on plants just so I can see if it would look as great in reality as it does in my mind. Then I remind myself that this is not where I am going to live for the rest of my life and probably won’t get to see things mature into what is pictured in my mind. Plus, there is that whole paying bills, rent, eating, etc that has to happen. Oh well. I have a garden, or two, or three, and I am good with that. In fact, I’m very good with that.


About dragonflygypsyusa

Over-thinker with way too much availability to the internet to research whatever might come to mind, amateur photographer, dog enthusiast, learning every day, working on finding my undamaged self.
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