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Monday, April 27, 2015

Greens, Onions, Coco, Rose, Tree & Raspberry Starts

Spinach, Kale and Parsley!  Not a whole lot growing in the garden yet.

I have three of these pots of onions growing in the side yard outside the fence.  Happy to see they are doing well.  Growing them here so Coco can't eat them.  Dogs are not suppose to eat onions.

We are digging raspberry starts for Mike to plant in his garden.  It was raining out!

Pretty Chandelier Pear tree blooming by the deck.  One of the dwarf Asian pear trees is in bloom too.  Sure hope the frost doesn't get my fruit trees this year.  Buds on the rest of them.

Beautiful rose!  Lucky me!!!!

Coco with the ribbon from the rose tied around her neck.  Doesn't this color look good on her!  Is she a summer or a winter?  LOL

Monday, April 20, 2015

Spinach & Kale, Eggs, Me & Coco

Spinach was harvested again and a little Kale but there are a lot of things growing now.  Asparagus is starting and it won't be long and there will be other things hopefully!

Organic eggs across the street and down about a block!!  A couple of them are light green.  If "wonderful gardener" won't let me have chickens this is the next best thing!!!!!!

I did not improve my appearance by falling on my bike for the second time.  The first time on the gravel and this time on the cement.  I may be a slow learner but I don't care to try for three times so the bikes are for sale!!!!!!  "Wonderful Gardener" also is a "wonderful nurse".  Got his hankie out and wiped up the blood and after we got home he put some antibiotic salve on my injuries.  Thankful for "wonderful gardener, wonderful nurse and wonderful historian".  Notice what I listed last!  LOL  What can I say!!!

This is my strawberry bed!  I put some liquid fish emulsion on and Coco must like it!  The cover is now on!  I guess the cover keeps the bees from pollinating the flowers.  I think the wind did it last year but wonder if I would harvest more berries if the bees could get to them.  I will be bugging "wonderful gardener" to build me a raised bed on legs.  That way my little critter won't be able to get in and the bees can do their thing!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Cold Frame, Dills, Plants, Fountain & Award

These are the things growing in my cold frame now.  The larger ones overwintered and the smaller ones are newly planted.  We have had a few lovely days lately!!

These are Freezer Dills that I froze up last year.  Very good.  Nice and green and really quite crisp yet.  Kind of a sweet dill!

Here are some tomato plants that I started under the grow lights in the basement.  Perhaps I started them a week or two early.  I have just put them in front of a window now.  I am not very experienced at growing things from seed in the house yet.

We are redoing the fountain area this year.  Making it smaller so that Coco's elderly parents can do a better job of keeping it weeded!!

"Wonderful Gardener" is also "Wonderful Historian".  Here he is receiving a certificate of award from the city of Pt. Huron, Michigan for his work on the U-Tube videos of the history of that city.  He was born and raised there.  If you are interested in looking at the U-Tube videos here is the link to click on.  

Monday, April 6, 2015

Spinach, Pies, Carrot Box, Coco & Bench

Soon and very soon I will be harvesting from my garden!  (I hope!)  This spinach overwintered from the cold frame.

I made two pies for Easter Sunday.  A raspberry pie from the raspberries in the freezer and an apple pie that I had made up and froze the filling when we bought apples last fall.

What monster was in my new carrot box!!!  Three guesses and the first two don't count.  I will give you a hint!  Her name starts with a C!

My little bench I found in the trash use to be blue.  It was looking pretty bad so was painted a barn red since we had that color and none of the blue left!  Mr. Squirrel doesn't seem to mind what color it is and is guarding it well!

Coco thinks it is hard work watching over her elderly parents!!  No one knows how she suffers!!!

A picture of  "Wonderful Gardener" and myself taken Easter Sunday.  We had a wonderful day.  After going to church and celebrating our risen Saviour we went to our daughter's house for dinner!  This was taken in her yard.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Sandwich filling, Cockscomb, Anemone and Quilt

I used my Mom's old meat grinder and ground up some leftover steak of some kind.  Then I mixed mayo and mustard, chives I had dried from the garden, dilly carrot that I had canned, cut up freezer dills from either my garden or a friends that I had frozen, celery and radish.  Added seasonings.  It makes a healthy delicious sandwich filling!!  Much healthier too than the lunch meat you can buy.

I planted some of those cockscomb seeds that grow tall and are so pretty!  They seem to be doing well.  I have thinned some but will have to thin more.  Thinning is sometimes painful!

I walked past this beautiful Pandora Double Blue Anemone and it was screaming at me to buy it!  Couldn't resist!  I have never had an Anemone plant before!

Scrap quilt finished!!!!  The only thing I bought for it was the DMC floss to tie it with.  Used a sheet I had and material I had.  It is a single bed size.  I think in the old days they didn't go out and buy all their material to match to make their quilts but used whatever they had.

Monday, March 23, 2015


Still using a little lettuce from what I grew under the Gro Light Kit so I guess that will have to count for my harvest!!!

Cabbage was 19 cents a pound so I made up some freezer cole slaw  for "wonderful gardener" to eat this coming winter!

Well, it looks like a little spinach, parsley and red lettuce made it through the winter in the cold frame!  I have recently planted more lettuce, spinach and radishes in the other spots.  The lettuce is up although you can't see it in the picture.

Pruning the raspberries is done!!  My "little helper" Coco says I did a good job!  I am glad I have her approval!  She is looking forward to eating the ones on the lower branches again this year!

The daffodils (in the middle in the back) and a few other perennials were brave and started growing.

Did I put my Gardening Angel out in the garden too soon??  She looked happy at the time!

My blogging friend and penpal Connie made this beautiful spring banner for me!  Doesn't it look like spring hanging from the mantel!  Thank you Connie!

Disappointed!!!!  Got up to this beautiful sight this morning and more is coming down!  I think someone forgot to tell the weather man that it is spring!!!  Quick!  Send him a message for me!


Monday, March 16, 2015

Lettuce, Pruning, Birthday & Coffee Grounds

This will be the second cutting of this Cut and Come again lettuce.  It had to be moved out from under the Grow Lights to make room for newly planted seeds to go out in the garden.

Hmmmm.  Let me think!  How should I do this??  "Wonderful Gardener" pruned our fruit trees.  Sprayed them with Horticultural Oil today.  Hoping for some fruit this summer!!

"Wonderful Gardener" celebrated another birthday!  We are both older than dirt now!!!  Love the expression on Gracie's face.

And guess what this might be!  Coffee and tea grounds for my compost pile that I have been saving.  Grounds from one cup of coffee every morning does not add up very fast but waste not, want not!  Or so I have heard!!