Spring Green Thumb Vol. 2

Spring has been wonderful so far. I have spent many days outside working in the month of April and many already hours in May. I still have so, so much to do. I really do have a list a mile long. For someone who has been doing yard work and gardening for the spring and summer for over 2 months now.. you think I would be done or close to being done. Uh, no. I still have to decide if I’m using mulch or straw this year for all my beds. I have one more big bed to clean out. I have flowers I still have to plant in the ground and pot. I more to plant in my vegetable and fruit garden. Things just waiting their turn. I’m gone 1o hours a day from home for work 5 days week so I make the best of the 2/3 hours I have each evening after supper and then my Saturday’s and Sunday’s… when I’m not out of town. Like this week (Thurs to Sunday) I will be in SOUTH GEORGIA.. back to my HOME, my FAMILY (excited is only one of the words I am) so I put in many hours over the weekend and will each evening after work this week since I will not have any time this weekend.

So here is the newest update of some plants and flowers – a photo update. I have so much more to shoot pictures of. Some of my perennials are almost done sprouting and some are still coming out. Waiting for them. But wanted to do a quick update since April has come and went and my last blog was in March.

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Bought me another red “bucket” at Walmart and made another porch planter. Loving all these random planters from daises to pansies. Loving all the colors.

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I bought these big beautiful blue pots on clearance last year at Lowe’s. Finally used them. I planted them Sunday and moved them more than once AFTER they were filled with dirt because I couldn’t decided where I wanted them in the yard. (still undecided and gotta watch that the sun does during the day since both pots are shade plants) You could say I got my arm workout in that day.

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I cleaned out my other rock bed Sunday and planted new pansies and lantana. I totally just forgot what I planted in the middle! LOL. I wanted a purple and pink theme to go with my turquoise SC sign. I can’t wait til it all grows and spreads.

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One of my favorite new flowers – African Daisy called “Blue Eyed Beauty”.

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My ol’ faithful purple Iris’s and sedum.

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Strawberries are here! I have many. Can’t wait til that red starts poppin’! I love that it all starts with a little white bloom.

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Happy about adding new things to my garden this year – honeydew, cinnamon basil and red lettuce.

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Mama gave me these cucumber plants. I still have my own to grow as well.

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Just a random picture from inside. Gotta shoot the indoor plants and fresh flowers too!

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I was working in the yard Saturday morning and I was cleaning out a section of pampas grass, overgrown bushes, weeds and honeysuckle and in the middle of cutting… I found this. The girls had just went inside and I went and got them so they could see. They took pictures and video of course. One baby bird laying with 3 to 4 eggs. The mama was nearby and she was watching me. And she wasn’t happy. I did not touch or get close of course. That is a no-no. I actually covered them up even more than they were.. trying to protect them and keep the sun off them. I left after that and haven’t been back over there. I don’t want them to die or be messed with or for their Mama to get upset. I will continue with my work when the time is right. So, so sweet. I love birds. One of my weekly things I take photos of in the yard. I like to collect bird nests too. My nephew had been over there helping me earlier that morning and he found another nest but empty.

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Speakin’ of the kids and yard work… thankful for their help but more happy to have them outside on a gorgeous day.

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I always see these girls/women do shopping hauls of their clothes and make-up or some do grocery store hauls of their health food. Well this is my kind of HAUL. My green thumb haul from Sunday morning. LOL!

Be back with volume 3… soon!

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