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Category: Daily Happenings | Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 3:43 am

We did get those three climbing roses planted today. Dan dug the holes when he was here yesterday. This morning I mixed some MiracleGro and fed the spinach and the flowers. Then I dragged the hose around and watered all the plants and flowers and trees and bushes. I sat everywhere and moved the chair when I needed to move the hose. We soaked the roses and dr planted them and I put vitamin B water on them. I had to trim some leaves off of my new Royal Red butterfly bush. The frost nipped some of the leaves. There are new green shoots so I didn't do much. I still have a couple of areas to water but I was getting worn down by the time we finished with the rose bushes. I got dr to move a couple clumps of morning glories to the arbor in the side yard. I walked around and looked for stuff to be coming up. There are purple and white iris coming up down by the lower driveway. That trailer was parked there so I couldn't see them but the neighbor moved it back to his house and there they were. They will open any day now. There is fleabane blooming. Those are wildflowers and you can't tell where they will come up. The hosta isn't coming up yet but I watered it good and it's supposed to be in 80's rest of the week and next week so maybe it will decide to grow. I checked on the new asparagus today and found some new shoots of the ones I just planted. I need to fill in the trench now but decided to wait for more of them to come up.I'll water them tomorrow. The hollyhocks are coming up everywhere. We haven't finished the new flower bed yet but I haven't gotten anything to put in it yet anyway. I saw the lemon balm is growing and the columbine is peeking through the ground. The thyme is getting new leaves and the sage is getting new growth. The parsley is coming up but I haven't seen any oregano yet. The mint is coming up and the chives are about a foot high. I'm debating on whether to keep in in a pot or move it to the garden. If it stays in a pot, it will need a bigger one. I need to put the petunia's down by the bridge. They are in front right now. The bleeding heart bushes I bought at the Dollar Store are growing great and one has three little hearts on it. So, things are beginning to come up and fill in some spaces. There is a lot to be done. Just before I hurt my knee I cleaned out some small flower beds by the back of the side yard. One has Russian Sage in it and it's doing well. Lots of new green growth. The honeysuckle is beginning to climb the fence and the Jasmine is blooming away on the little yard fence. I noticed the grape vines are beginning to leaf out. dr will have to get the trellis reenforced before too much longer. He wants to build another deck for Chance and take the dog house and put it somewhere else. I wonder about that because Chance doesn't use it for sleeping and maybe a cat will move into it and Chance won't like that.
Dan is in the process of moving and said I could have the big flower pots that he had roses planted in. One rose died and one is doing some growing. I think I will move the rose somewhere else and find another use for the big pots. He wants some pots of iris to put beside the patio where he is going. He will still be at Mayer Library but he will be living a few miles away instead of right next to us. He has a girlfriend and needs more space. I like her. She has two children, teenagers. I haven't met them yet.I have four tulips and some grape hyacinths and some daffodils and pansies, too. I almost forgot about them. And the minature snapdragons and allysum that I put in pots. Andy, Wendy and boys will be here next Wednesday. They are arriving in Phoenix Tuesday evening but are going to stay the night down there. I don't know what we will be doing. He says he thinks going to the Grand Canyon will be rather much for a short trip. It's about 3 1/2 hours from our house and another hour up from Phoenix.
I've been working on my quilting project all week and have over half the blocks finished. I need to look for some quilt batting now so I can get them finished. I still need to do some dusting and move some bears somewhere (where?) so there will be room for people to sit. I wonder how I can accomplish that sitting with my feet up. Long handled dust mop I guess. Oh, well they aren't coming to see how clean my house is going to be. I hope not anyway.I guess I've about wound down for tonight. Dooley

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katsback wrote on Wed Apr 04, 2007 4:06 am:

Hi Dooley, youve been quite busy. i love roses,i have 23 bushes i think,climbers are my favorite,but i have several teas. i see you quilt too,i enjpy quilting myself. i always wanted to go to the grand canyon, i was gonna go once with a guy in the service a few years ago, he got out and never heard from him again.anyways ill let you get back to doing your stuff,hugs...


glendann wrote on Wed Apr 04, 2007 5:15 am:

Dooley for someone that isn't suppose to be on their leg much you sure did accomplish lots.I have really enjoyed your blg tonight .I sure wish I could juat wander through you flowers to see for myself
Take care of that leg ok!!!!


cajunbelle wrote on Wed Apr 04, 2007 11:39 am:

Sure have missed your blog Dooley. Glad you were able to get some things accomplished in your yard. Where there's a will there's a way.


dooley wrote on Wed Apr 04, 2007 2:09 pm:

Chairs come in handy sometimes.It's the dragging them from here to there. Now, I think we have a chair everywhere you look. Dooley


heathermt75 wrote on Wed Apr 04, 2007 3:43 pm:

Oooohhhh...roses! Mine are just waiting for warm weather, but I can see a little green trying to climb up the canes. I hope they are pretty like they were last year. Dooley, you take care of your leg!!! Don't re-hurt it! I can't wait to see your roses!!

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