I got a massage today. I was all kinked and twisted up. Ahh...feels much better now. I just happened to stop in Whole Food to pick up some fruit. I wandered by the fish counter seeing what was on sale. I saw a flyer for their Whole Halibut Sale!
Friday, April 30, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
The peas I transplanted outside seem to be holding up. They're climbing the trellis (a good sign).
My radishes are also popping up, although someone or something munched some of the green leaves. I think it's slugs. I slug baited around my raised beds just in case!
My strawberries seem to be doing well in the Topsy Turvy. I even have some flowers and potential fruit! I'm so excited! I can't wait for strawberries! Especially since I planted 4 different varieties!
My peonies seem to be progressing. Last year there were only a few blooms on each of the 2 plants I have. This year I may get lucky. I can count about 1/2 a dozen or more blooms on a single plant.
The hostas are filling out nicely.
I took advantage of the nice weather to transplant my vegetable seeds into larger pots. The beans, squash and cucumbers were growing well. The close proximity in the seed starter tray led to overcrowding.
Friday, April 23, 2010
I loved the decor in Eleni's. The walls were bright splashes of color. It was a warm and friendly atmosphere.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
I went to Las Vegas for the weekend to visit my brother and his family. The beans were just sprouting and about 1 inch tall when I left. I thought the plants would be okay for a few days. I watered them well and left. While on the plane to Vegas, I remembered that I still had the heating pad on underneath the seedlings. Oops...they'd for sure dry out by the time I got back. I was right. The soil was dry. Some of the seedlings were dry and dying but I was able to salvage most of them with some water and TLC.
Monday, April 12, 2010
This is the Pineapple Sage flowers. They're tall red spikes. Very purty! In case you're wondering, the leaves really do smell like pineapple! I'm not sure what I'm going to do with the herb. I liked the smell and the flowers were pretty. The plant stake says to use it in teas. Maybe a pineapple sage iced tea? Sounds yummy!
Okay don't laugh at me. I'm a sucker for gizmos and gadgets. I saw this at a local store and it was on sale. It's the Topsy Turvy Strawberry Grower. I have a bunch of strawberry plants but this bag has 15 openings. I had to buy a bunch more at the store. I have 4 varieties growing in the same bag.
These are "Victoria Blue" salvia, "Raspberry Parfait" diathus and a white/purple mix of alyssum.
I got some fuchsias again. I just love how they look in the hanging baskets. I love the color of "Dollar Princess" (dark purple and red bell flowers) from last year so I bought them again. I mixed them with "La Campanella" (white and purple bell flowers) and made 2 hanging baskets.