Thursday, May 24, 2012


My days lately have been spent playing in the dirt.  In the past few weeks I've planted my onions, carrots, dry beans, green beans, beets, rutabaga and potatoes in addition to the peas, radishes, garlic, horseradish and herbs that I had previously planted.  This weekend I'll be putting in the rest: tomatoes, squashes, cucumbers, basil, spinach, lettuce, sunflowers, melons, and corn....

I've also been adding to my flower bed with kind gifts from family as they split their perennials.  Everything has been thrown in somewhat willy-nilly this year, not knowing beautiful plant I'll be gifted next, but next year I can rearrange as needed.

This afternoon an itty bitty package, about 3 ft x 8 in. arrived at my doorstep. Despite my extreme skepticism inside was:
- 12 Taylor Red Raspberry Bushes
-3 Allen Black Raspberry Bushes
-2 Concord Grapevines
-1 Ivanhoe Blueberry Bush
-2 Jersey Blueberry Bushes
-2 Bluecrop Blueberry Bushes
-1 Chandler Blueberry Bush
-1 Bluegold Blueberry Bush
-25 Earliglow Strawberry Plants

I also have a Peach Tree and Nectarine Tree that need to be planted, some Dahlia's and Glad's that need to get into the ground, and some annual flower seeds to sow (Bachelor Buttons and Sweet Pea).

It's going to be a busy weekend...a *wonderfully* busy weekend.


  1. Wow, sounds like you have lots of wonderful things on your plate. (I have those same lilies and I love them!). Looks like you are going to have a really nice greenhouse too.

  2. Do you support your lillies? They seem a bit floppy and I've never had them before...

    Behind me is the partially constructed chicken coop that needs to be finished asap! These chicks are growing fast!

  3. I have perennials that people gave me when I got married 17 years ago. I love looking at them and remembering the person who gifted them to me.

  4. We're doing the same thing the weekend! I can't wait to get everything in! We're also putting up a garden fence, and I can't wait to see how it looks. Good luck!

  5. Oh, how wonderful! I have a bit to still put in the ground this weekend as well. Isn't it so fun and fulfilling to play in the dirt? Cheers!

  6. Wow! That's a coop, those chickens are getting a palace! The lillies really don't need to be supported, if they are well watered the stocks are strong enough. If them seem floppy give them an extra boost of water and maybe some fish or chicken manure.