Sunday, May 18, 2008


We had our first day of the year that was hot, at least warm enough that you don't want to be doing a lot outdoors. This was unfortunate since I bought plants Friday evening. So, what did I do since it was too warm to be outside planting them? I went and bought more, of course.

That was the collection before today. I didn't buy a whole bunch of things today, but I did pick up a few things. Just a few.

Every year I swear I'm not going to buy any more annuals, but they just really perk up the whole scene. So, I bought a few - but very few. I try to stick with blue, purple and pink, with some yellow and white thrown in for the front flower bed.

I have LOTS of bees. I read somewhere that bees tend to like blue and purple flowers. I have a lot of salvia and that seems to be a favorite of them. Today I watched a honey bee going methodically up one spike, flower by flower, and then starting on the next stalk and doing the same. I just love seeing bees. They're quite a rarity in some places.

Mainly I bought veggies and herbs. In fact, I carried a dozen different herbs back from a place in Ohio. I didn't buy things that are easy to find here, but I think I've gotten everything I need now. I lost all my herbs this past year in the frigid winter except a couple of lavendar plants and some chives.

I think I'm going to set an alarm and get up early in the morning and go outside and plant. I can always go back to bed afterwards, but it would be nice to get it done before it warms up. It's supposed to be 90 on Monday. Yikes!
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