Thursday, May 21, 2015

Are You Planting Yet? A Field Trip.

Had some great weather recently. I think everyone felt the urge, 
the call, the beckoning to be outside and tend to the yard/garden.
Ron even played some golf, YEA! Mulch was ordered and
I was glad to tackle it while Ron started the potting shed
redo. A dusty, dirty job.

We've been thinking a creature had 

invaded the potting shed and yep Ron 
found a baby squirrel in the loft area.
And yes, we released it into the nature 
area alongside our neighborhood. But 
what a mess that squirrel created. Didn't
help Ron's frame of mind either. Noticed already pests 
eating at my climbing rose. Will get out the Neem oil,
(remember try out on a test leaf and watch 24 hours to make sure it won't harm your plant). (See garden tip below). Harvesting radishes right now and I'm so glad I sowed an additional crop a week after the first.They are delicious with a sprinkle of salt. 


Now about that field trip. On the last Friday of April, I make sure
to save the entire morning for a trip with my friend, Marian to 
Hydro-Growers. For many years I have been visiting this special
farm/nursery, locally owned and operated. The big beautiful 
flowers baskets are amazing. And that's not all.


Deanita, her family and friends make you feel welcome and offer 
growing tips as well as offering services to fill your own container 
and designing arrangements for that special occasion. If you like 
garden decor, and we all know I do, this is the spot to find it. 
Fresh homegrown produce, herbs and vegetable plants are 
provided as well. A special treat is the home-made ice cream. 
Delicious. Tap on the link above to find directions and phone no.
Now if they would just offer some baked goods…oh my!

friend Marian making selection

Can't leave you yet without a salute and mention of Memorial Day.

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