Saturday, May 16, 2009

A Dirt Diggin' Kind of Day

"Let no one think that real gardening is a bucolic and meditative occupation. It is an insatiable passion, like everything else to which a man gives his heart."
~Karel Capel

The weatherman called for a day of rains. reported severe thunderstorms. I saw sunny skies.

Unable to resist the gardening temptation, or to heed the warnings of my trusty meteorologist, I hopped in Jaxie (my car), and high-tailed it to the nearest greenhouse.

How is one ever to make a choice? Of course, I was armed with a mental list of necessary items, but found it extremely difficult to stick to it. I knew I wanted to go with a purple and orange theme, and that flowers I purchased needed to enjoy a full day of flaming hot sun. Sounds easy enough, huh? ..umm....yea...not so much....

So, after packing Jaxie full of blooming wonder, I made a quick, yet necessary stop at the Donut Connection. Why not partake in my favorite java while doing one of my favorite things? It seemed like the recipe for a perfect day: coffee and plants.

And, it was. I managed to plant all of the flower pots, make my very own hanging basket, and start my herb garden. Ahh, yes...the sweetness of digging in the dirt.

mmm... Cilantro, mint, rosemary, lavender, and banana peppers...

I'm already getting excited for a summer of sun tea, made with the above fresh mint.

Always a fan of relaxation and sunshine, Charlie T. enjoyed an afternoon of watching her mama plant. As you can imagine, she offered fabulous gardening advice and even gave me a few pointers. She's such a smartie.

And, in case you are wondering, she consistently drags that golden pillow to the nearest sun spot, where she will attempt to 'lay out', and tan her fur. As you can see, it's coming along quite nicely.

1 comment:

Greta said...

When am I seeing this car??? Jaxie?
Did you know that was Josh (HS boyfriend)mom's name? I liked it!

Give Charlie a kiss from me!

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