Thursday, May 12, 2011


Ellie and I got our green thumbs on yesterday.
We got started on our summer planting.
One of my favorite days.
We, of course, started with a little hopscotch.
We went to our local greenhouse and looked around.
 I don't know what these are and I didn't get any.
Cause they looked persnickity.
And I only buy impations.
Cause they are impossible to kill.
But these are speaking to me.
I might have to go back.
 Ellie liked them too.
 But after noticing their prices.
We quickly left.
And headed to Walmartland.
Cause they are much cheaper.
And I have always had good luck with their selection.

I had my work cut out for me.
I spent forever mulching.
I always think I love to mulch.
Until I start to mulch.
Mulching sucks.
It is sweaty, heavy, dirty work.
But the payoff sure is worth it.
 I got all my herbs and veggies planted.
Here we have mint, chives, basil, and lavendar.
Plus a hydrangea I bought.
Her name is Hettie.
And she was $10 cheaper at Walmart.
I have high hopes for her.
 And Ellie's berries came back.
They sat out in this pot all winter.
And looked pitiful.
But they seem just as happy as us to see warm weather.
 And my maters.
Oh boy.
These guys rarely make it in the house.
Off the vine.
In my mouth.
So yes.
Yesterday was productive.
I was a dirty stinking mess.
And my back is achin' today.
But it feels great!

Still have my impations to plant.
And  little more mulching to do.
Cause I always underestimate how much I need.
Every. Single. Year.

And I might have to go back and get those lovelies I left behind.
They are speaking to me.


Toni said...

Wow! Busy busy day!! My thumb is the opposite of green. (Is there and opposite of green?) Plus, I have no room to plant things but it would be nice!

C. Beth said...

It looks WONDERFUL. Like Toni, I'm not a gardener by any stretch of the imagination, but I sure can appreciate the work of those who are. :)