Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Gardening and thank yous...

First off I want to thank Marsha & Judy for giving me ideas of where to find those yellow stripe petunias! I had success finding them at a new to me local nursery, Bloom and Berries in Loveland Ohio...here is a link to their web page.

I snapped up 10 plants and I will say they looked a bit nicer when I bought them yesterday, than when I took this picture today.

I gave them some water right before I took this picture as they are at bit bedraggled. I know I talk complain a lot about the weather but really...last week we had night time temps near freezing and today is it 80! Tomorrow is suppose to be even hotter... and this is only the beginning of May. Not our normal weather.

I also got these plants to mix in with the petunias...

the purple ones are Angelonia in Angelface Blue, the orange ones are Diascia in Flirtation Orange. I hadn't seen either of these before in these colors. They are also Proven Winners. Blooms and Berries is Proven Winner nursery and had lots of plants I hadn't seen before. I think I need to visit them again...soon.  Tomorrow I'm going to get some potting soil and plant them in the new pots I have in the garage. I'm going to put them on my front porch railing.

I will say the warm hot weather has made me raring to go with planting. I'm going to do lots of pots and I want to edge my beds with marigolds and I'm anxiously awaiting the arrival of my new 6 foot long PVC window box. The one I have now is wood and it is split and cracked...it won't make it through the summer. I will have to paint the new one when it arrives but it is suppose to last forever...or at least for my forever...LOL!

Also I want to thank Carol who identified my text fabric and sent me a link where to find it. You gals are all great... my own personal shoppers!

Well the neighborhood is abuzz with lawnmowers and edge trimmers...you'd think it was summer! I refuse to turn on the AC this early in the season so I have all the windows open a fan going. Poor Big Dude...

I'm wearing capris but he has to wear a fur coat. He's catching the breeze through the screen door and a few zzzzzzz's.

happy stitching-
carol fun

1 comment:

  1. Love the flowers and the colors--very cute. Curious as to where this is in Loveland; it must not have been around when I lived there. :(


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