Tuesday, April 29, 2008

I've bought 'em

Saturday I went on a buying frenzy. I finally managed to get the Japanese Maple that I've been wanting to put in the front yard for a year. Now all we need is a big rock. It is a cut-leaf japanese maple that will take a bit of time to spread out but it looks pretty good. I'm going to put some marigolds around it and it's mulched already but very very exciting.

I also bought most of my herbs and tomatoes. Now Chris says he's already put his tomatoes in, but luckily it was raining all day Sunday so I did NOT get them planted. It's supposed to get down to 34 tonight, plants are coming into the living room. But I got some neat stuff.

5 tomato plants
-Mr. Stripey (see to the left)
-Pink Brandywine
-Yellow Plum (I got this about 4 years ago, yum)
-Big Beef (for canning)
-Marglobe (resistant to wilt!)

The herbs that I missed are:
-Nasturtums (I have to get these, they were so much fun last year)
- Greek oregano (the fuzzy one)
- Lemon verbena (they had it in the market, silly me)

Looking forward to planting on Sunday!!!

Friday, April 4, 2008

It's raining.

April showers, that's what they say. We went for a walk today, it's been raining off and on for about 3 days now and everything is starting to pop in our neighborhood. I love seeing the weeping cherry trees draped with pink flowers with little daffidol heads peeking out from under. I saw the beginnings of the neighbor's phlox today, I just wonder when mine is going to pop! It really got big over the winter. Give the tulips a week and we'll have real color! Very exciting.