Sunday, June 16, 2019

Feed Me, Seymour!

These are my tomatoes, peppers, Swiss Chard, and dill that I started 3 or 4 weeks ago. The light height setting is now about as high as it can go. I intended to transplant them into the raised bed this weekend, but I got a bee in my bonnet and started another project.  Its not like I need to get into that cabinet where my glasses and medicines are.  LOL

So I was thinking about it a few weeks ago and I decided I do not like my front yard.  The thriving weeds from the heavy rains in Cali this year did not help.  The house came with Sweet Pea bushes and I have never really liked them.  I wanted hydrangeas in the front yard ever since I was a little girl.  Back East we referred to them as snowballs, and I always said that if I ever had a house I would have them in my front yard.  One of the sweet pea bushes was totally dead, so I said today was the day.  I cut it up and dug it out.  I am proud of myself, but I am going to be hurtin' for certain tomorrow. I also cleared a couple of flower beds, which took half a day.  (I had been grieving so much for the past few months that I could not deal with my front yard.)  I had to hustle green can space from my neighbors.  I filled three cans, two of which were my awesome neighbors'.  

I have bought several hydrangeas, including a couple of Strawberry Vanilla hydrangeas that I have wanted for several years since I first saw them in an issue of BHG.  I will be putting them in soon.  In addition, I am putting in a Rainbird sprinkler system and some sod.   It will take me a few weeks but I think the end result will be spectacular.

I will be on a staycation for the first week of July.  For the past several years we always went out of town where Liesl would not have to be scared of fireworks going off.  I am really excited about working on my house, working on my classes and hopefully, doing some stitching and/or quilting during that week.

Here is my progress on my Prairie School patriotic smalls.  They are pretty easy to stitch and fun to work on.  Maybe, just maybe, I will get them finished before the 4th!

Have a happy week!


Marilyn said...

You sound like you are keeping very busy.
The Hydrangeas will be so pretty.
Great progress on the PS's.
Hope you have a relaxing time around the 4th.
Have a great week!

Robin in Virginia said...

Good progress on your patriotic stitching! Your plants have really taken off. I hope you are too terribly sore today from your yard work. I look forward to seeing your front yard down the road. Have a wonderful week!

Laura said...

I think your transformation of your front yard is going to be stunning when you get completed with it :) There is an online streaming service called Britbox (all British shows) that has a series called Gardeners World (the show has been around for a few decades with different hosts) and they have shown such beautiful flowers including hydrangeas that I never knew existed! Lovely stitching too :) Enjoy your staycation :)

Bluebird said...

I love hearing about the plans for your yard - it sounds like it will be beautiful! I know it's a huge amount of work, but it's certainly very satisfying as well.I have always loved hydrangeas; my neighbor has some gorgeous blue ones, those Strawberry Vanilla ones sound so pretty! Your stitching is coming along as well - I really like the patriotic theme. Enjoy the rest of your week!