Saturday, June 06, 2015
Living the Pantry Lifestyle - This & That
This has been the most unusual season of garden planting I think I've ever had. I would usually have the entire garden ready by Mother's Day but this year I finished it today (June 6th).
It wasn't only our vacation "out East" but the weather has been cold and rainy so often that everyone is behind in planting. Some farmers may have to replant corn crops which are flooded. Then I hear farms just an hour or two from us are dealing with not enough rain. Go figure...
But the Garden 2015 is now planted, including our "out of the fence" experiment. Literally. I plan to take photos very soon and have a garden post next week. I also have cut down the number of deck flowers a lot. Once again, pictures soon.
I was at my favorite nursery in town this week to get a few veggie starts and checked the nursery section of Walmart. With the odd weather this year, both the nursery and Walmart's garden section still had a lot of plants and flowers available. It is that time of year (in my part of the USA) to check back for sales and then clearances. I bought two geranium plants at my favorite nursery for only $3.00 each. Hopefully even better sales will show up soon.
Walmart also had a lovely hanging basket of light colored coleus on clearance for just a few dollars. It was overgrown for hanging but perfect for sitting on a plant stand on the front porch. I just took the part that is used for hanging the planter off and set it in the plant stand when I arrived home. It looks beautiful! I love how re-purposing items can workout to make beauty for cheap.
Now that the garden is in, we can turn our attention to finishing the landscaping projects. A little at a time. Slowly but surely. After struggling with the bushes and perennials at one side of our house, we've decided to tear everything out but one evergreen bush. We should have done this years ago. Just because you inherit someone else's landscaping, doesn't mean they have to stay forever! Especially when they get overgrown.
So the garden will get a post all by itself. As it should. Soon.
I thought this a very interesting article from The Rural Revolution website. I don't recall what link I followed but it took me to this article about being prepared for any emergency. It was so good, I had to share it. Just mosey on over... here.
Photo: I was looking through some old digital photos and came across this one. Hmmm... I still have that container Stephanie gave me. Now I just need to get creative about what to put in it this time.