Archive | May 2012

So blessed!

This morning I am feeling so blessed thinking about my new business and how it’s everything I’d hoped for. I have been meeting some of the kindest people. Beautiful people. On top of that, I’m working with plants all day. What could be better? After all I’ve been through, to arrive at this moment in time so happy, is such a miracle. I realize the miracle. I see the miracle. I am the miracle. How could I possibly be more blessed.

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Thankful for the rain?

I didn’t really think it was possible to be thankful for the rain. I am a sun worshiper. I LOVE the sun! It makes me happy! But, with the last few days of rain, I’ve been kept inside. My house is thanking me. Truly. I can hear it giving thanks. LOLĀ  Everything is dusted and areas that needed deep cleaning, are clean. I’m even getting some baking done. Truth be told, it hasn’t been all work. Yesterday, I enjoyed a massage, pedicure and a wonderful nap. So this rain has also provided a much needed rest for me. Yep! I am thankful for the rain.

Monster rose has been defeated!

The heavy rains have conquered what I call my monster rose. It’s a beautiful old fashioned pink climber that goes all the way to the top of our house. That is until the recent heavy rains. I’m not sure what we’re going to do about it. It’s in full bloom and I HATE to just prune down. Not sure why the picture isn’t loading. Technology!

Plants are for sale

It’s an incredibly beautiful Mothers’ Day today. The sun is shining and the birds are singing. What a great way to start the day. I thought I should write a little about my business today. I’ve started this plant rescue and exchange and it’s going great! I’ve never been happier. It dawned on me yesterday that people may not realize they don’t need plants to exchange to come into my business. The plants I already have in stock are for sale too. I have them priced so reasonably. I want gardening to be affordable for everyone! An advantage to purchasing plants from me, is they have all been grown in our weather and not in a greenhouse. This is a huge advantage for the plants to get established in your yard. Now, go get those hands dirty!

Is it too hot to divide perennials?

I can only speak from my own experience on this. The textbooks may disagree. If you really need to divide perennials during a hot spell, try to do it in the morning hours. Be sure to soak the plant to make sure the roots are moist. Cut back as much foliage as you’re comfortable with. Now you’re ready to dig it up. After you’re dug it up, divided and potted your plant, be sure to water well. Keep the plant out of full sun for about a week. The plant is already stressed and doesn’t need the full sun to add to it. Would love to hear your questions/comments.

Grass is the gardener’s enemy!

Now don’t get me wrong. I think a lush, green lawn is beautiful. But, I am so tired of pulling grass out of my flower beds! Sick of it, I tell you! I now have sections of flower beds that need to be dug out completely and redone. Grass would be fine if it would stay where it belongs, but it never does. I could definitely go on about this subject, but I can’t spend a lot of time writing when there’s grass to be pulled.