This morning brought a break from the dreary days that rained on my very thankful plants.  My friend Linda and I woke early and followed the news of a great flower sale at our cooperative extension.  She picked me up promptly at 8:45 AM.  We anxiously approached to find a jammed parking lot and easily 100 or more waiting in line for the doors to open.  Of course we thought we were on to something.  What a surprise to find an auditorium filled with tons of perennials and plants that aren’t often found in local nurseries.  Very exciting until the crowds made it almost impossible to maneuver among the alphabetized tables full of perennials.  Luckily we are quick and made our way through with out fainting.  After finally getting outside to make our purchases, we happily loaded our prizes into the car and headed on down the road to a nice quiet flower market without any crowds.  Needless to say we once again loaded up the car with wonderful flowers.  We have decided that we aren’t allowed in another flower stand this year.  Both of us are creating new beds and were in need of many many plants.  We have them now.  (Remind me of that if I mention any more shopping for flowers.)

 The flower sale was great, unfortunately I mixed up all the little sticks that tell you what the plants were so I will have to wait until they bloom and figure that out.  Just a small detail I overlooked in my zealous efforts to plant them all.  Oh well, I like a mystery.

wveggies My vegetables seem to be growing nicely as well as most of my other plants.  My radishes are popping up and so are my pumpkin seeds that I planted.  I put in several black-eyed Susan vines, clematis and also morning glories.   The ones without the trellises are searching for something to crawl up.  Tomorrows plan is to make sure all the climbing vines I have planted will have something to climb on.  Overall I think I am off to a pretty good start.  Just watching the weather though, they are predicting cold temperatures tonight.  I am sure there won’t be frost here in the city.  At least I am praying there won’t be.  That would be bad.



 Your first job is to prepare the soil. The best tool for this is your neighbor’s garden tiller.

If your neighbor does not own a garden tiller, suggest that he buy one. ~ Dave Barry

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