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Thursday, May 08, 2008

Took a half day off of work yesterday to do some planting. When to the garden store & bought a bunch of flowers, herbs & a few perennials. It was 73 and kind of overcast. Spent a few hours planting, cleaning the beds, cutting back some old dead wood & making things look pretty! I'm sure I'm tempting fate because we can get frost in May in Ohio. After it started to rain (perfect timing!), I went in and started ripping up our damaged Pergo flooring. We've decided to replace it with hardwood. Then I made dinner, went shopping for Mother's Day & finally relaxed around 8:30. Whew, today I'm taking it easy!
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  • COUNTRYANGEL64
    I hope your flowers are doing ok. It still gets pretty cold at night here in Iowa but I went ahead and planted flowers and my garden. I can see some of my flowers are a little burned by the cold. Hopefully they all come back strong. It feels good to work in the gardens. All the best to you!
    4778 days ago
  • ARIAL61
    I think you need a day off to recover from your half day off! I've never been a big gardening fan, but I do love flowers. My husband loves gardening though and has turned our yard into a flowering paradise. We went Iris crazy and have all different colors and shapes in our yard now - most have already bloomed (I live in SC). He planted me a flower garden in the back yard for Mother's Day. Actually, I think he just would rather have flower gardens to deal with than grass to cut - LOL!! Suits me! Have a great day!!
    4785 days ago
  • NAVYMOM133
    Hi Beth,

    Love your gardening spirit. I, too, could NOT resist the early delivery of all those beautiful plants. We're in MA so I hear you on the frost issue but I threw caution to the wind and put in 8 eight-packs of flowers over the last three weekends. Salvia, Algeratum, Begonia so far (deep pink and white on the begonias, I like them in full sun spots where Impatiens wilt during the hot sun parts of the day. We did have two frosts, two nights in a row. Night one, it was supposed to go down to 37 but dipped to 32! Rats! My dh poured some cool water on the ones still in the shade that morning and I only had to pull up one guy who didn't make it. The next night we had a heavy frost/freeze warning so employed those green wire fence borders, ran them along both front and backs of the rows and draped sheets over them. Thank goodness; the lawn was WHITE with frost. They were all snuggly in their beds :) I think we're free and clear now. A few early pics on my page, mostly of my flowering trees so far.

    Don't you love gardening?? Do you start any from seed? We just did six hanging baskets for the front porch (not in the house pics yet) filled with Impatiens we started from seed. I have a whole tray of black-eyed susans to go in. yeay! Perrenials!

    Have a great day, skinny!
    Mel
    4785 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/14/2008 8:03:42 AM
  • CHUMBLEY
    Hi Beth,

    Thanks for commenting on my page. I'm new to blogging and message boards so I'm just fumbling my way around, but it's fun! We have a lot in common. I love to garden cook too. It's sad we have to take a day off just to have enough time to do something we enjoy. I've been in such a funk with this cold rainy weather here in Wisconsin. I'm just waiting for nice weather and them I'm going to take a week off of work and enjoy!
    4785 days ago
  • GRACELET
    Sounds like you got a lot accomplished. Kudos to you... emoticon
    4790 days ago
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