Saturday, March 22, 2008

it's officially spring

The daffodils are all up, and one tulip decided to show its pretty face this year.

The peonies and amarylises have broken ground, and I can't belive how fast they can go from nothing to bushes!

The redbud trees are covered in their purple flowers, and even my half-dead plum tree decided to grow again this year. mmmm plums.
My tomato plants are looking healthy, and even the flower seeds I planted are starting to show themselves.... can't remember what kind they are... oh well. I just love spring.

My First Items

These are some of the first items I will be trying to sell on ETSY.... a pink baby hat with green ruffle trim, and stem-ware coasters complements of my mom... I think the stem-ware pictures turned out really nice. I need to steal a baby to model my hat for better pics of the baby hat :)

No, I will not be selling "little" Marble on the site, however she does like to help me organize my yarn inventory!
But, she doesn't really care for having her picture taken!!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Garden Update #1 - 4 days since planting

It seems a bit premature to be updating on the growth of my newly planted garden, however I feel the need to update.

We had terrential rains all day Tuesday, the same rains that then went and flooded the Mid-West. I was worried that these rains would kill my freshly planted tomato and pepper plants, however yesterday they seemed just fine when I checked on them. They looked healthy and had little appearance of "I've just been planted" shock.

No sign of sprouting seeds as of yet, but most packages said sprouting would take place in about 7-10 days, so no worries yet.

A couple of weeks ago, I pruned the two rosebushes inherited from the previous owner. I transplanted the climbing rosebush from a place where it had nowhere to climb to a spot alongside our fence. At first it seemed healthy and happy, but then the leaves started drooping and turning a sick yellow. I rushed to give it a little bit of plant food and a healthy dose of used coffee grounds along with lots of water, and it is now looking a lot better. The bush that was not transplanted got itself a serious haircut and is thriving... lots of new pretty leaves are opening up. Hopefully this care will give me a better rose crop this season.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Of Gardening and Etsy

Sweetie and I have worked hard to get all of the "March" seeds planted in our ever-expanding garden.

We have added: Watermelon, Cilantro, Orange, and Yellow pepper to our original planting plans. Today it is raining like crazy so hopefully the little seeds and plants will stand their ground and not get washed away.

In other news, I have decided to start knitting up goods for ETSY... and online marketplace for handmade goods. Will post pics of my latest creations to be added to the site.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Procrastination can be a good thing

I am beginning to appreciate my terrible tendency toward procrastination.... it is a good thing my sweet little seeds are not in the garden yet. I am still amazed at this sudden snowfall... I thought I lived in Texas.
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