Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Tuesday Talk


I'm setting here thinking, hummmm, what am I going to write about today. Ever had that feeling when you get ready to post something? My day so far has been rather mundane, going to the chiropractor, JoAnn Fabric to pick up a companion fabric for an order for a horse tote bag, Pet Quarters for cat grain, Blue Seal Feed for horse grain, some vegetable seedling and two rose bushes, the grocery store and now I'm back home again. I got the groceries put away and I really should be down in my sewing room finishing the tote but thought I'd write something first.


The boys are all settled in back here at home. I enjoy them so much and love sitting on my back deck watching them grazing out in the pasture. They have much more room here then at the stable and made good use of it running, jumping, bucking and snorting the first day home. Nick our Thoroughbred/Welsh cross can out run Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dumb aka Skip and Kip by a country mile. He inherited the Thoroughbred legs and build and can run like a streak of lightening! It is beautiful to watch and never ceases to give me a thrill.



I set out about $200.00 worth of annuals yesterday in my front garden by the street, the garden in front of the house, the urns, and the whisky barrows out by the fence. I use a lot of Wave petunias and they just burst into color after a couple of weeks and last all summer and fall. I also got some cleome which are fairly tall with a feathery blossom of pink, purple or white and are very showy. I should take some pictures now and then do the 'after' shots when they are all in bloom.

I love purple and yellow mixed together. These will all fill out and be gorgeous in a few weeks with some Miracle Grow added!


These are double buttercups and I love them! Wish they bloomed all summer but it is just for a few weeks in May and early June.



This is one of our flowering crab trees. It is just loaded with blooms this year!

How do you like my old cast iron kettle? I found it in an old house and couldn't throw it out! I like things here and there in my garden just to give it a little more interest.


Well I guess that's it for today. I hope you all are enjoying nice weather like we are here in Maine. It is lovely, warm but not hot with a nice breeze. Makes me want to hang something on the clothesline.

12 comments:

KC said...

Those flowers look really pretty, so far in my life I kill everything I touch when it comes to plants, so I try not to touch too many LOL. I do however love the look of alot of flowers, and yours just look so pretty.

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

Beautiful! Love the copper pot. My mother-in-law has lots of things like that in her gardens.

BarnGoddess said...

your flowers look beautiful! I am only good at houseplants, my poor outside flowers look pitiful.

Isnt it the best thing to be able to sit back, relax and watch your horses do their thing? Sometimes it cures all that ails me.

Myrna said...

Your flowers are beautiful! I am determined to have one pretty spot in my yard this year. I usually hae a brown thumb. So far, I'm off to a slow start, but it is coming along--just a little spot in the font of the house. Maybe I will add another spot next year. Slow but sure!

Joan said...

Wow...your gardening has resulted in marvelous photos. I particularly love the buttercups since yellow flowers are my favorite. And that copper kettle is a perfect addition!

palmtreefanatic said...

gorgeous flowers!

Dawn said...

Your yard is going to be fabulous! I would love to see it. Take lots more pics.

I wanted to let you know that Kev and I finished Chapter 9 and they're published. Seems hard to believe that we're finished for now - but it is really just the beginning!

Susie said...

Your garden is looking wonderful. I'll have to post my cast iron kettle in the garden. Very similar!!
:)

PEA said...

I can well imagine how wonderful it must be to be able to sit on your deck and watch your horses!! Your flowers are sooo gorgeous and love the colour combination. Tomorrow I'm going to the Nursery and getting all the plants I need for my containers to put on the patio and deck. xox

dcrmom said...

Keep posting flower pictures so I can copy you!! ;=)

Like a Star said...

gorgoeous yard.. come to my house please and help me!! I am putting in a yard and need some green thumbs. Mine are brown, as are all plants that come in my grasp.

Tonya said...

This was my first year to really put out a lot of flowers. It's so hard to keep them watered and then a bird goes and nests in them! Sigh!
I love the purple and yellow together and those double buttercups make me want to go find some for our birthday bash here this weekend!