Bentley and I spent most of yesterday working outside around the
potting shed. The temps were in the upper 70's with low humidity
and it could not have been a nicer day.
Have you noticed that you can go to the garden center and leave
with a cart full of plants, etc and when you arrive home and start
planting them, you realize you you still have room to add more?
That's my story. I planted a double pink knock out rose bush
yesterday and decided I need another one because I changed my
mind about where to plant it. I should really sketch out a plan and
then figure out ahead of time exactly what I want to plant and where.
My parents used to do that. I recently discovered Daddy's landscape
sketches and notes of planting ideas. They were so organized, I
on the other hand just dive into the garden center and let my mind
wander. Not the best way to go.
And of course there are purchases other than plants that need to be made.
I need to buy pea gravel. The last time I went to Lowe's I could not find
someone to help me load it onto the cart, so I skipped it. Maybe I
should see if I could get it delivered because I want to put it all around
the shed and that's a lot of pea gravel.
My little ecko ~ Gracie comes out to watch me plant every day. She
is so cute. She lives somewhere inside the shed (I don't know where) but
comes out to climb on the rocks and in and out of the planters looking for
bugs. She can change color in an instant and can also be quite amusing.
The gecko I have named George, lives near the hose bib next to my
rose garden. He is an excellent leaper. He can leap from the top of
the hose keeper into the garden with ease. He did this several times while
I was weeding around the roses. I was quite impressed and told him so.
Our little Mrs Titmouse built a nest right on top of the beam over our
swing on the back porch. She has one little baby that I can see. If I am
starting to sound like Beatrix Potter with all her cottage animals, I
plead guilty. She is my idol you know :-)
Hope you are having as much fun as Bentley and I!
Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley