Memorial Day Weekend, Lance’s Progress, How Does My Garden Grow…

I hope everyone is enjoying their Memorial Day Weekend!! The weather is as forecasted here: raining and overcast. The forecast for today is ‘mostly cloudy,’ with the around 63 degrees. It never ceases to amaze me how bipolar the weather can be here.

My weekend consists of work, but that’s ok. I have scheduled a full week off in June, starting on the 6th. Besides, since we are down to one income, again, for a bit, working as much as I can handle will definitely help keep the budget in balance.

Lance is stir crazy, already. I have to say he has been quite productive since he came home from the hospital. The yard is mowed, the deck extension for the full size fridge he picked up has been built and the fridge put in place, he built a shelf set-up for next to the fridge, and has plans to fix the plumbing to the shower in the 5th wheel so Mason has a shower to use. Oh! And he plans on getting his raspberry plants in the ground.

I tried to get him to take it easy but sitting still has never really been one of Lance’s strong suits. Now, he has the added complication of mentally and emotionally dealing with the loss of his thumb, which just makes him want to keep moving even more so. Thats ok. I’ll just keep lining up things for him to do, should he run out of ideas. 😉

My garden/plants is/are doing so well!! Every day, the gladioli and blazing stars seem to be bigger than the day before. I’m still waiting on the coneflowers and calla lilies to push out their little noses. I hate how part of me begins to think that they aren’t going to grow while I’m waiting for them to appear.

Borage with a Bachelor Button in the background

Borage with a Bachelor Button in the background

The Borage in front of the stump is doing so well!! I really am surprised at how will it is doing. I had no idea it would fare well in acidic soil.

In the background, there is a Bachelor Button that spontaneously grew from a dropped seed from the wild flowers I grew there last year. He is really healthy, with about 4 buds on it and the one center bloom. When I prepped this area in early spring, I just could bring myself to pull him up. I’m so grateful I didn’t. The yellow scotch broom is not something I would have picked, but this little guy has done so great that I can’t seem to bring myself to pull him up, either. Besides, he was here first.

Here are some more pictures of how my garden is growing:

Gladioli 'sprouts', and look at those sunflowers!!

Gladioli ‘sprouts’, and look at those sunflowers!!

Blazing Star sprouts (Liatris)

Blazing Star sprouts (Liatris)

Hydrangea cuttings

Hydrangea cuttings

Hollyhock (that's the ladybug house in the background)

Hollyhock (that’s the ladybug house in the background)

Strawberries!!

Strawberries!!

Fluffy, Happy Dill

Fluffy, Happy Dill

Lemon Balm

Lemon Balm

A couple of wild Bergamot, a Tithonia, and a lemon balm

A couple of wild Bergamot, a Tithonia, and a lemon balm

When we went to pick up Lance’s tools when he got out of the hospital, I saw that the homeowner had a few Hydrangea plants. I asked if I could take some cuttings and she graciously agreed. I only took five, though I wanted to take a bunch more. They are doing quite well, I think, though it is always so difficult for me to tell during their first week. I’ll give them a little tug sometime next week and see if they have roots to hold on with.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advertisements

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.
This entry was posted in Left foot, right foot, repeat and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Go ahead...I'm listening

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s