Tuesday March 1st Garden Party

The cold weather is gone, but the wind has arrived.  Sunday was a beautiful day and I weeded an area in my backyard that needed it bad, before all those little weeds went to seed and produced even more!  I should not have pushed myself quite as hard as I did, but I am recovering.

Last year my husband did not want me to buy any geraniums.  He says they smell.  Well they may, but nothing blooms longer or is easier to care for in my humble opnion.  So when I spotted these at Costco, I went and grabbed them while DH talked to one of the Costco employees (he is on a first name basis with practically every employee, even the demo people, or should I say especially the demo people!).    I am looking forward to planting in the nice deep blue pots we bought last spring at Costco, which held the red and white tulips that barely produced last year and did not produce at all this year!  That is why I am never buying bulbs at Costco again (this is not the first time the bulbs disappointed). 

However, these old daffodil bulbs, I cannot even guess how old they are started blooming yesterday:

Mom planted them a few years ago after dividing them up from her property (where she has lived for the last 25 years).  Here is my 81-year-old mother, me and my granddaughter at Halloween.  My mother spends as much time as she can in her yard and garden.  She puts me to shame!

My calla lillies make a lovely entryway  bouquet.  There is something about flowers on the entryway table that encourages me to get rid of the crap we usually pile there.

DH also aerated our lawn and our friends who live around the corner.  They were gone for the weekend and were happy when the came home to find their lawns aerated too.  It took DH 2 solid hours of work. 

Those are dirt plugs.  I carefully clean up after my little dog!

I need to start spending more time in the yard, but it has been hard to tear myelf away from sewing!

I finally told myself I must do house chores in the morning and can start sewing after lunch, otherwise I would sew all day!

Happy gardening….and any other creative activity you find yourself enjoying!

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.

4 Responses to Tuesday March 1st Garden Party

  1. Becky L. says:

    My mom used to garden as well, but now she’s in a nursing home. She still plays with plants. I will be gardening soon. My daffodils are up and soon some tulips. I never buy bulbs from stores. I go to garden centers or the tulip farm where I know the bulbs are ok.

  2. I agree with you, Geraniums are pretty and so easy to care for. I get them every year myself along with my second fav begonia’s. They are also very easy to care for and in my opinion very beautiful as well. Although I’m envious, where we are we still have 3 feet of snow on the ground. I look forward to cleaning out my garden. Good luck to you!

    • allysgrandma says:

      I love begonias too! I have red and white and then last year I added a pinkish one. I have good luck with them too.

  3. I’ve never noticed a smell from geraniums, but probably because they are always outside and not near us. I don’t think I’ll look at bulbs from Costco, though,. 🙂

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