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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The last day of Enchanting April brings hope!

These are the containers from last summer's failed and frustrating attempt to grow tomatoes.

So SAD! Gray and brown and weeds taking over already!

Today was glorious, and finally the time to make a change in the pots.....planning to do flowers this year...easier! Fewer fungus and insect problems!

So, off to the garden center.....fill the backseat of the car.....

...African daisies with purple centers, snapdragons, marigolds, lavender, basil, rosemary, tarragon.
I feel I am having a Rosemary and Thyme  sort of day!  Birdsong is all around!

Pull out the old plants and with the new....(of course, I know that it is better to use fresh soil....but too hard to find a place of all of the soil in these pots and then $$$$$ to replace....).  Recycling is it is worth a try!

What kind of fertilizer do you like for your flowers and vegetables?

These flowers and plants will look great for at least a few days ( Our daughter Laura is coming from Georgia to see her grandmother.  Mom is in long term care and hospice is helping us now.) and the flowers and vegetables may even thrive and make my summer more joyful!
 We are expecting cool weather again in a few days....the snapdragons should like that!

I also  gambled on some vegetables, 4 cucumber plants, one "Merlot" sweet purple bell pepper, and one "old German" tomato.....we'll see!
Now, to read the booklet from hospice on the stages of dying.  Interesting, and. Like Rosemary Boxer and Laura Thyme, pour myself a glass of wine!
I am also sewing when I have energy.  This is the string quilt with selvage strips on which I have been working!
Oh, and several knitting projects have come along too!  later a post on those!


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's always so nice to start fresh with new plants and you'll enjoy the flowers and herbs. I'm still crocheting up a storm! Sweet hugs!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Flowers surely do help at a time like this. I put used coffee grounds in the vegetable pots to fertilize and help keep bugs away. I'm glad you are getting in some quilting too.

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