Thursday, October 20, 2005
Some really great friends sent me a gift certificate for plants and flowers. So, after four years in this house, I'm finally getting my entryway flower garden...part sun and part shade. This is right off our deck, outside of our kitchen...the entrance way that everyone uses. Hopefully next spring and summer those little specks of green will flourish and flower. I've got a variety in there...forget-me-nots, lily-of-the-valley, primrose, blue scabiosa, pink dragonflower, red penstemon, bleeding heart, blue polemonium, and the roses (donated by mom). It still needs more mulch. Steve doesn't know I've claimed some of his posts for border purposes (and I'm posting late so he won't know until he actually sees it...hee hee). That's my spastic cat, Bella, on the brick walkway. She spends most of her time outdoors and she likes it that way.
I plan to put a matching garden on the other side of the walk. But since I played hookie from work today and spent four hours working on this one (building on the hour or so I worked on it yesterday), I'm not holding out much hope that it will get done before next Wednesday (my next day off). I have a luncheon on Saturday with Mom. Then we have Lauralu's birthday bash. And Sunday we have to wake up early to transport a puppy. Of course, Steve and Sam will be home all day Saturday...I just might put them to work a little. (hee hee) Or maybe I could play hookie again tomorrow. Nope...I won't get my paycheck if I do that.
This is the garden statue I intend to put in one side or the other. I think I'll bring it in this winter though, and wait to see what plants actually survive before I decide exactly where it will go.
I thought I would be sad to actually plant a garden in memory of Alex. But I think it's going to be nice. When I get it all done, I think I'm going to have to thank those friends again. Even if it's not much to look at yet.
Now I just have to keep it weeded...