Saturday, April 21, 2007

Oklahoma Gardening

It was gardening week for Tony and me. Together we turned, chopped, hoed, raked and de-grassed approximately 100 square feet of flower bed by hand -- that was a workout! We planted: gladiolas, elephant ears, sweet potato vine, petunias, lavender, impatiens, those orangy-yellowy pompom looking flowers that smell so good, and some low-growing greeny stuff with white flowers, some with blue flowers and some with purple flowers. Obviously: Tony is the plant person, I just dig holes. There is also a hanging basket with geraniums, a potted rosemary and a potted daisy.

And along the home-improvement line of things: Tony bought me a new ceiling fan for the bedroom. The old one had a broken light and was a bit wonky and swingy. It was both a fire hazard and a falling hazard so it was time for a change.

Not a lot of knitting to report. Tony has started some new socks with Skacel's Trampoline Stretch. I'm still working on Roza's Socks and Swallowtail.

Later y'all


Tara said...

I am jealous of your flowers. I can't seem to grow them (except roses). I tried lavendar for about 3 years before I gave up

Marianne said...

Dude...I hear you on clearing out the garden beds! That's hard work and seems to take forever while you're doing it...the plants and flowers however, sound beyond You really needed befores...and after first putting them in...then in a couple of weeks...then 2 weeks after that.....then...

Knit and fall back in it said...

The garden sounds great. Would love to see some pictures once it starts taking off.