Daily Archives: May 17, 2014
No longer in the Doghouse…
Finally!! I have the eight Dog Pound Pals blocks finished so I’m up to date. Here’s the one I just finished -Jowles.
Here’s the whole herd of them so far on my design wall. They just make me smile every time I walk in the room and see them up on the wall.
I just traced my sock pattern for this months Head to Toe blocks so need to pull some fabric for those and then maybe I can stack up all the batik pieces piled up on the ironing board in my living room and get them back in the sewing room.
The Garden Center
I don’t know if it was a good thing or a bad thing that the garden center was just not enticing me the way it usually does with it’s flowers. I have bunches of empty flowerpots — I came back with only a few things to put in them.
This box has all the “pretty” stuff I it. Lots of fall colored coleus – several with really odd shaped leaves – all in sort of orangey, burgundy, fallish colors. They will all go in one big pot by my door on the patio. It’s totally shaded there and there’s not much else that will grow there that I like.
The green on the left side are some tall growing “English cottage style” flowers I would call them since I can’t remember that the names of those two were. Those will probably go in pots at the edge of the decorative rock area along the edge of the building. They will get some sun there.
But as for blooming pretty flowers — just nothing that really said “buy me.” I think I’ll have to go over to the farmer’s market on Wednesday and see what I might find there.
My little garden plot at the apartment complex (which is currently full of foot tall weeds) is supposed to be tilled up and ready to go by next weekend.
So this box is my garden. You know in all my knitting and quilting I like lots of color. That’s the way my garden will be too. 🙂
I know very little about various varieties, what their characteristics are etc. other than what I read on the little plastic information pick in the little pots. So I use that tried and true method — pick by the name I like or in this year’s case — lots of different colors. LOL If they grow I’m estatic – if not, well that’s just the way it goes.
So with that highly scientific method in mind, I have one red tomato (which I think was a beefsteak), one purple tomato, one yellow tomato. I have green bell peppers, yellow peppers that will ripen to red, and if I remember right there is a purple pepper in there that has a very black pepper taste to it — I planted those once before and they are great on salads. There’s also some red onions, a cucumber plant and some dill. I forgot to pick up lettuce seeds so need to do that yet.
I’m thinking I may put the cucumber in one big pot and leave it at the edge of my garden plot where it can grow up the fence they put around it and I may also put the dill in a pot to contain it since I remember how it would sprout itself all over my Mom and Dad’s garden — it spread like crazy.
If it ever gets warm enough, I may be able to plant them — there was a frost warning last night. Hopefully by the time the garden is ready next weekend I won’t have to worry about frost. In the meantime, I’m not going to pot the flower pots just yet either. That way, I can easily grab the boxes and bring them inside if the temps decide to take a nosedive.
And next to the garden center – yep we stopped at the bakery and it was buy one bread get one free. These smell so good.
There’s much cleaning to do around here so I’d better get busy.