Saturday, March 1, 2008

A wee bit of a busy day...

Had a wee bit of a busy day today...

Started by vacuuming and mopping the entire house/redding up as I call it.
(readying up=straightening up)
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Then after that I played in the dirt for half the day...planting seeds into 102 peat pots..yep..102!
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I put the peat pots onto cookie sheets and then marked each pot with a pen telling the contents.
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Oh my! I have planted seeds for 4-5 varieties of tomatoes, some heirloom edible poppy flowers(they produce the edible seeds used in cooking)
I planted some dwarf pomegranate seeds, some huckleberry, lots of flower seeds such as verbena, godetia, love in a mist, tithonia(Mexican sunflower),a flower called tidy tips that looks like a daisy but has bright yellow tips..and lots,and lots of other fun things. Ooooh! I can't wait until things start sprouting.
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Then hopefully on Monday I'll be able to order some blueberry trees and some raspberries that if I'm able to get a good sized plant/tree/canes, should produce this year for me.
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My husband built a few more little fencings to go around the strawberry bed and spinach,mesclun,lettuce beds to keep the ducks,chickens from getting in the raised beds and devouring everything.
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After all the planting today..I redid 2 of my floral arrangements..totally redid them..took out all of the older flowers and then created new bright and cheery arrangements using gerbera daisy flowers(fake) in bright red, yellow, and white.
I love the contrast those colors create.
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After all of that..I realized...OOPS!...I forgot to get that picture of "Collin" I had been wanting to get today..of him with his blue bandanna on :0(
I'm really sorry. I will definitely get a photo on here this weekend though.
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I tell you what..for those of you considering adding a mini schnauzer to your family..I whole heartily endorse it..they are the sweetest dogs. I have never had a puppy so well behaved. Of course he does have a few wee moments when he gets a bit rambunctious and feisty acting, but nothing that a good "no" command doesn't usually fix.
He adores cuddling..and is already a good lap dog.
Sweet, sweet personality.
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Well...that's all the news from my little corner this evening.
May you all have a lovely weekend.
~The Garden Goose~

5 comments:

Tammy said...

My best friend here called last night and said she planted a lot of herb seeds just the way you described.
I've never planted anything by seed, just always bought plants and flowers that were already started. But, then I'm not a gardener, I just love flowers.

Can't wait to see all the beautiful pictures this spring!

Have a great Sunday!

SimpleFolk said...

Hi Tina! Wow, you HAVE been a busy girl! I am "thinking spring" here too. We order our berries this week. :-)

I can't believe I missed yet another of your wonderful contests!*sigh* Life has been a bit hectic here these days. Enjoy your week!

Amy

Needled Mom said...

That was quite a busy schedule. Isn't it fun to plan the garden layout and start planting?

2 LMZ FARMS said...

Here I thought I was running around like a chicken with it's head cut off until I read your post. WHEW! you made me tired. lol Just wanted to say HELLO and hope you and yours have a blessed day.
laura

Jeanie said...

A busy day! You are so very productive! Someday I'll get to plant my garden, too! (Love the photos!)