Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Call Of The Wild...

It was warming up all day today. I was pretty excited about coming home and putting my impatiens into one of the beds. It is in a really shady spot and last year the little flowers just flourished until the frost came. Impatiens are such happy looking little flowers so they really brightened up a dark corner of the yard.

I had been looking forward to this all day. Unfortunately, when I made it to the coast where I live, it was foggy, dark and COLD. I was just not feeling it for being out in the cold, so Liesl and I stayed inside for the evening. I was kind of bummed about it. My gardening friend and I at work have been talking about the fact that it is such great exercise. It helps me to de-stress at the end of the day and I sleep really hard at night.

I am sorta proud of myself. I was looking at my roses and thinking that they look like they need a really good feeding. I know that chemical plant food is not environmentally friendly and I am trying to reduce my carbon footprint, so I started thinking about natural foods for roses. I remembered coffee grounds, but I only make tea at home. Then I remembered that we make pots and pots of coffee at work. So I spoke with the super nice gentleman at work who makes the coffee and he is saving the grounds up all week in one can for me to take home Friday. Yay! Between this and egg shells, my roses should be gorgeous! My roses are not in a spot that is easily accessible to my furry companion so we should be okay with this alternative.

The nice thing about not gardening is that I did get to stitch tonight. It was nice and relaxing. Now I think I will go to sleep and dream about my next patch in my garden that I want to conquer. I sure miss the smell of the dirt today.


Jessica said...

I just put my impatiens in...I have rather large maples lining the front of the house, which supplies great shade; but, limits my options for planting cheerfully colored flowers...impatiens are perfect for the spot right next to the water feature...hope you get yours in soon!Look at the flowers - for no reason. "Look at the trees, look at the birds, look at the clouds, look at the stars... and if you have eyes you will be able to see that the whole existence is joyful. Everything is simply happy. Trees are happy for no reason;It is simply unbelievable how happy flowers are."

Patti said...


Your post was so beautiful. It made me smile!


Littlebit said...

Just a thot...our Starbucks packages all of their used grounds and sets them in big buckets by the door/counter so you can take as many (bags) as you would like. I have done this several times, just tossing it into the compost bin.