Friday, May 22, 2009

Joshua and David Time

Little acquaintances of mine along with their mother, bestowed upon me this lovely bouquet. It was such a surprise and joy to receive. Yesterday Joshua and David (who also likes to be called "Daddy"), their mother Glory and baby Shannon and I gardened in their backyard. Little Shannon felt exhausted and soon fell asleep in her walker on the patio. The boys worked diligently with shovels. After several hours we cleared a 3' x 12' approximate area of Bermuda grass, dug five holes and now happy pepper and tomato plants reside in the backyard at Joshua and David Daddy's home.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Springs to Life

After the ice/snow and very cold winter that we incurred, Betty Gram and I are pleased to see these blooming in profusion. Sweet little carnations planted in a pot set a top her tricycle stand in the front flower bed is a quaint greeting to guests. Cheerful coral azaleas bloom in profusion. Lovely spring!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Gardening at Betty Gram and Fredpa's

After a record breaking amount of successive days of rain...we have sunshine again today and Betty Gram and I have squeezed every possible hour into her garden. Things are really shaping up and as soon as I can I will share photos of the latest plantings.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Sunshine at Last

I've lost count how many days of rain we have had lately...I do enjoy the rain and how it makes the grass and trees green! It's especially nice to live where Northeastern Oklahoma is actually called "Green Country". Today the sun is shining great beams from white puffy clouds and an azure sky. A few neighbors are out in their yards. And how I yearn to be outside planting a passel of veggies and herbs. The old saying still applies..."Make hay while the sun shines."
Home Garden, Adare, Ireland
Photographic Print by Kristi Bressert

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Stylish Dumpster Diving

Visiting Glory in her neighborhood a couple of days ago, I drove past a heap of dishevelled trash out at the corner of some one's yard...and this fine basket was amongst the debris. I didn't have time to stop and investigate, but I happened by yesterday and saw that it was still sitting out in the rain. The basket had all manner of artificial greenery stuck in the sides and it looked grotesque, but after some sprucing up, it's lovely as a catchall for magazines in our living room. It's surprising what can be found amongst trash heaps. Just think some person somewhere spent hours making this basket!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Peak into the Garden

April showers have brought May flowers. Come down the pathway and you can see what is blooming in Betty Gram's garden...and since I've given her much help, she says it's mine too...sadly it's on the other side of town.