Tuesday Garden Party, January 18, 2011

Wow 2011, I found some nuts in my freezer that were dated 2001, I think I meant 2010!   We eat fresh veges all year around normally.  But with me not working, I am trying to buy some frozen or pay attention.  Actually if I just use it up and not throw any wilted sad veges out we are doing pretty well.  I just started Weight Watchers and DH shopped this week.  He bought all fresh.  My plan is to try to make soup with anything at the end of the week.  We’ll see……

The sky is just blue enough today to remind me of spring.  My yard is remembering too.  There was a time I hated Calla Lillies.  That is before my dear young neighbor moved in.  Amy always has something on her dining room table, usually found in her yard. 

I went in one day to find white Calla Lillies in a very large vase.  It was beautiful.  I told her I could not get rid of mine.  She said they were very popular wedding flowers now.  I am looking at them differently now and have a beautiful blue vase I am going to put some in later this week.  

I spent an afternoon a few years ago digging them out of the bed against the back of our house.  I figured I would put a few in pots.  Here are the calla lillies in my backyard today.

Darn Direct TV and their wires:

Darn bird doodie on the house:

Look at that darn volunteer onion in our yard waste pile.  I put some calla lillies in pots thinking it would contain them.  So far it has:


Notice the rose nicely pruned in the background:

These primroses were transplanted about 5 years ago from the neighbor behind me.  They desperately need to be weeded and divided again. 

I am not sure what this plant is called, but it is huge and I meant to get it out of that prime garden raised bed, but didn’t.  DH is fighting me on it because he really likes how big and showy it is…. I don’t!  I mean I do, it is just taking up valuable real estate!  It needs to be moved to that corner in the back of the picture.

Finally my Amaryllis is in all it’s showy glory right now, lovely.  The Amaryllis sitting there looking pathetic was beautiful for 2 years.  I did not know what I was supposed to do with it, but found something on the internet, actually I think through Garden Party, so I am going to try it again next year.

Also this Poinsetta is still putting off a pretty show:

I need to look up and see if it is worth trying to save for next year.  It would be kind of fun to try.

I feel like my life is getting on track with the kids gone.  I miss them, but know it is really time to get this house and yard in shape, and myself too!  I did both my core program AND walked on the treadmill this morning!  Happy week!

About Allysgrandma
Passionate homemaker after 40 years of working and raising daughters! Finally time for my first love (other than DH who I met when I was 12)....sewing and quilting.

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