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)
-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
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.