Wednesday 25 May 2016

Summer gardens and gardening!

May 21st
First, I borrowed the kids' red rototiller, and I did this work on Saturday and Sunday. It was such a mess, and very neglected. I was totally defeated by bugs two years ago. It was good, honest work. What is delightful is that I could smell the lilac, which has just bloomed. And the Swallowtail has begun to visit!

May 23rd
On Monday, we were the first to arrive at Hillside Gardens! It was 8:00 a.m., I took hubby (AKA arm candy) as it was his job to manage the cart. By the time we left, there were a couple of husbands fulfilling similar roles!

Back at home, Daisy was helping. I planted two hanging baskets and some planters.

I planted kale, pumpkins, zuccini, lettuce, tomatoes, and watermelon plants, and snow pea seeds. I watered using a sprinkler I haven't used in 8 years,  cut the lawn with the lawn tractor, then had to shower to go to my client's house. It was good to chat and laugh and take a break indoors!
The joke at their house is that 'gramma' was given hanging baskets, geraniums, a couple of rose bushes, from her kids (they are all age 60+), but her caregiver (one of her kids), has to plant them all! Thankfully, she loves her mom's gardens and gardening. We had a good chuckle over that one!

I arrived home after 4 p.m., and had to secure the fence. Hubby nuked an M & M dinner for us at 7 p.m.! I AM SO SORE!

Wed., May 25th Butch thought there were some seeds in my front yard planter. I saw him at 4 a.m., when I was up listening to the Barred owl sing. Sigh. The bird feeders go away today!
I'm afraid to go check out the veggie garden, although it might take them some time to find it!


William Kendall said...

That's kept you busy. Yes, it's time for the feeders to go away until the mid-fall!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
You had fast food, the racoons get their fast food; all are fed! YAM xx

Red said...

Here I was feeling so sorry for you with such a huge garden patch to revive. Look at it! You have room for just a few radishes!! Looks good.

Kay said...

That is an awesome photo of the swallowtail. I'm glad spring is here for you northerners.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, gardening does keep you busy! Love the flowers and the butterfly. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and the weekend ahead!