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Monday, May 11, 2015

Putzing Around

I had a pleasant Mother's Day.
 I took all the cushions off my perch and stacked them up so I could admire the fabric combinations. Then I took the bolt of fabric, that has been draped over the couch for several months, and cut it up to cover my bar stools. I used the floral, pictured, above. Next I am making two new valences, for the kitchen windows, out of the same fabric. New rugs. Pictures when I'm finished.

I took the time to feed my African Violets.

I have never grown these flowers with results like this!

The violets just keep blooming and their leaves are spreading out further than the saucer's edges. How large can African Violets grow?

This was my favorite part of the day.
 Raking my garden. 

I planted all these bulbs last November. I surrounded the Tulips  with the Daffodils so the rodents won't eat the Tulip bulbs.
The Daffodil bulbs are toxic.

These Primroses traveled to Florida and back last year!
They survived the trip and came up, this spring, full of flowers. They thrived in Florida, outside, on the patio table in the shade.

I had some serious thinking to do,
 while moving the leaves around.

What perennials am I buying at the garden center?

I always plant Alyssiums on the edge on the rock wall so they can hang down like lacy white ruffles.

I will fill in with annuals, but what kind? Steve is moving his vegetables over by the garage so I have all three tiers to myself!

We have a short growing season in Northern Michigan, as I type, it is 47 degrees and gray outside.

Benny, my buddy, followed me around and looked at all the flowers. Wonder what goes on in my dog's head.

So, I have to come up with a plan in short order.

I am making a list, more blue Delphiniums, pink and white Impatiens.

What else blossoms in the shade of forty acres
 of hardwood and a limited time span?

I put a Chuck Roast in the oven and served roast, potatoes and carrots with gravy for Sunday dinner.

I had a fine day of doing nothing but what I felt like doing!
Happy Mother's Day!!

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