Friday, April 13, 2012

quick, hurry

If the storms tonight and tomorrow are anything like last year's spring storms I can expect all of my roses to lose their blossoms and look pitiful the rest of the summer. It's typical timing because all three plants are full of blooms that look magnificent.

These are double knock-out roses and they're great in this area because they're hardy and relatively pest-free, two major requirements for my flower beds. These particular roses are a stunning deep pink, but the color never comes across in pictures the same as it looks in real life. So you'll just have to trust me that saying they're beautiful is an understatement.

I ran home from work a little early this afternoon to take a shower and throw a bag together in case we needed to seek shelter from potential tornadoes. Before I threw my camera in my bag I took some pictures of my roses - just in case.

There are other plants that are looking nice now, too, but this week none hold a candle to the blooming roses. Hopefully they'll still be around to enjoy next week.

Sunday, April 01, 2012

No Foolin'

Discovered a new park close to our house this weekend. I heard stories about a new fancy playground. It was still under construction - so we watched turtles and squirrels instead.

Newest summer adventure: (from left to right)
1. Tumble Composter. Ta-da.
2-4. Veggies and herbs. Trying out patio container tomatoes with basil, lemon, rosemary and cilantro. With the wind we get in the backyard it'll be interesting to see what of it survives the summer.

We waited until tonight when baby was asleep to mess with the dirt. She's going to have fun helping me water. It's great she's such a good helper...

Because she's going to have a lot of helping to do come November...