Friday-May 31, 2013

Cloudy and 77o today.

I forgot to mention that on Wednesday I also pulled up a bed of poison ivy.  I was very careful and covered my whole body with something even though I’ve pulled all of this before with my bare hands.  Yep, I didn’t know it was poison ivy at the time.  I usually only get a few small itchy blisters and then it goes away anyway.  This morning as I was sitting on the deck having tea and reading, I reached up and scratched my nose and felt some bumps.  The only part of me that wasn’t covered was my face and that’s where it got me.  Thank goodness we have remedies handy and I immediately used them.  It shouldn’t be too bad.  Not itchy at all at least.

What did I do today?  I planted my two elderberry bushes finally.  One on either side of the driveway.  York on the west side and Nova on the east side.  I also cleaned out one area next to the stairs.  There is a giant burning bush there and a small weigela with white flowers.  Some ground cover and ferns were also vying for attention there, but they had to go.  It looks much better now, but I have plans to change this area over the summer…..I hope.

I also took a lot of pictures of my yard and garden.  I’ll try to post them later today when my husband isn’t complaining about me being on the computer “all the time”.  He should see me when he’s not home!  I’ve barely posted anything this past week!

That was not very matter of fact and straight forward, but oh well.  Have a great day!



Tuesday-May 28, 2013

Warm and humid with rain in the morning.  Sunny in the afternoon.  No gardening again.

How am I ever going to get anything done if the weather doesn’t cooperate with my schedule?  It may sound like I’m taking it lightly, but I’m actually getting very frustrated.

Think positive:

  • the peas are up
  • the onions are getting tall
  • the potatoes are growing well
  • the lettuce and spinach are growing
  • the irises are getting ready to go into full bloom, some already are
  • the roses are getting ready to open
  • all my plants (and weeds, unfortunately) are flourishing

That’s the best I can do today.

Monday- May 27, 2013

Memorial Day

Rained all day.  Temp 60 degrees.  No gardening….again.  Sad smile

Sunday- May 26, 2013

Oops, guess I missed Friday, but since I didn’t do anything outside, I didn’t really miss anything.  I found it when I went to publish this one so my days are just a little mixed up instead of missing.

Today’s weather is starting out sunny.  Temp at 6:30 was 44

I think I’ll plant some of my vegetables today, hopefully get my beds filled.  I hope they do ok with they chilly nights.

I was thinking about my herbs and some of my other plants that I started from seed that didn’t make it.  I think I discovered the reason why, but it’s a theory that will have to be tested.  After I got the big greenhouse, I stopped using the mini greenhouses.  That was a mistake because they kept the moisture in the soil for the little seeds and seedlings.  The heat from the big greenhouse was too much for them and they burned up without the added protection.  I’ll find out if this is true when I reseed.  This time, the lids go on and stay on until they are a good size.

Unfortunately, however, I will have to purchase most of my herbs again this year if I want to have any sort of a harvest.  This is how I learn though, so it is a lesson learned for me.  I can say that I learned something new today and it’s not even 8:00 in the morning yet.

So much for my big plans.  By the time I got back from the church the hubby wanted to go for lunch and to Bass Pro Shop.  It’s almost an hour from our house plus eating time and a few more stops and it was dinner time by the time we got home.  No gardening for me today.

Saturday- May 25, 2013

Cold and overcast with occasional sprinkles.  When I say cold, I mean I don’t think it ever hit 60o

It was a busy day inside today.  I only took a little wander around to check on things.

Friday-May 24, 2013

Weather is sunny, but chilly in the 50s today.

I mentioned that the sweet potatoes were getting new leaves, but now I have yellow Finn potato ‘sprouts’?  Yesterday, nothing.  Today, small plants!  Greenhouse plants doing well today.  Basil has second set of leaves now and more shamrock buds are coming  out in a planter that I thought was dead.  Yay!

I will garden when it warms up a little.  I am SO not a cold weather person.  Of course, a month ago 50s was like summer.  Oh well.

Thursday-May 23, 2013

Rain, wind, started at 58o in the morning and ended at 46o in the evening. 

I have no idea about anything else other than that my rhododendron is pretty much in full bloom now.  yucky day all around.

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