Some of our spring flowers are up. Aren’t we lucky we have this gnome to do all the hard work for us?
You’ll have to pardon me – this is on of those posts that’s just making notes for myself to refer back to later. Last night I planted in the front flowerbeds:
1 purple lavender
1 orange symphony
1 summertime pink charma
2 Dianthus – Confetti Deep Red
2 Dianthus – Spangled Star
A seed packet of Butterfly Flowers
2 Broadway Lights Daisies
3 Shasta Daisies
2 Coreopsis – Rising Sun
2 Pensteman – X Mexicali
1 Delphinium – Summer Blue
1 Delphinium – Blue Mirror
4 Delosperma – Cooperi Yellow
Over the weekend we planted – Lettuce, cucumbers, radishes, sugar snap peas, rhubarb and green onions.
Still to plant – seed packets of Columbines and more Blue Mirror Delphiniums.
Things I still plant to buy and plant – hostas and Pachysandras in the back at the corner of the house near the deck, to fill in so we don’t have to mow in the awkward corner, and Clematis next to the deck to climb up the trellis. Also, I need to plant the copper pipe trellis from the garage, and start some Clematis growing on it at the side of the house. And I need to finish weeding the side bed, and get some small fencing for around the vegetables, so the bunnies don’t eat them when they start to grow.
The 200 bulbs we planted last fall are coming up nicely in front of our house, and last night I planted 2 daisy plants and a lavender plant in the front. I also bought seeds for Columbines, Butterfly plants, and Delphiniums, and the other day Stephanie and I planted seeds in a starter kit for Texas Blue Bonnets and Aster.
I need to get some topsoil to prepare beds for our vegetables; we’re planting lettuce, cucumbers, sugar snap peas, green onions, rhubarb, radishes, oregano, parsley and basil. I hope. We need to get started soon. This is the first year I’ve planted vegetables, so I’m not entirely sure what I’m doing.
Revised list of stuff I’d like to accomplish this weekend, if I have time…
Help the neighbors clean up brush
- Sweep out the back of my truck
- Put my truck bed cover on the truck
- Rearrange the living room furniture
We got part of this done. We still need to move my desk
- Rearrange the library and move my desk in there
- Clean the kitchen and downstairs bathroom
We got a lot of work done in the kitchen
- Vacuum whole first floor
Take more stuff to the basement (chairs, tools)
- Vacuum in the basement
Bring extra waste basket from garage into house for recycling
- Clean the aquarium
Plant the rest of the bulbs in the flowerbeds
I planted 25 Muscari bulbs, 30 daffodils, 2 bleeding hearts cuttings, 2 bearded Iris cuttings, 1 peony cutting, 6 hyacinths, and about 50 tulip bulbs. I have about 75 more tulip bulbs to plant.
I finished planting all the bulbs.
- plant edging pavers into side flower bed
- Add step to bottom of basement stairs
- Install coat rack bar in Dining Room Closet
- Install additional shelf in Laundry room
- attach lattice to the back porch
- install towel hooks and toilet paper holder in upstairs bathroom
- examine top two basement stairs and measure for replacement
- hang some of the framed artwork