Friday, May 1, 2009

May? MAY? What the heck...?

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Better yet, when the heck? I only stepped away from the keyboard for a few days, no? A little work in the basement with the plants, eventually getting them outside. And to do that I had to do a little work building several hoop houses (yeah, that's right, several!.) I did a little weeding. I edged the 2 border beds around the driveway. I planted peas. But, honestly, how could it be 25 days since my last post? I'm going to get to the bottom of this - ask questions - take names. Honestly! (Well, just as soon as I can find the time.... *sheesh*)

Obviously April was THE busy month as I tried to keep on top of several fronts at once. Throw in a class term test, car problems and taxes, well -- I guess I got a little overwhelmed. I wasn't even able to visit some of my favorite blogs for lack of time. There was just not enough of me to go around. If I had time I would visit the Seventh Street Cottage blog and get his plans for a cloning machine. (After all, he owes me big time for stealing my "gardening with a green fist" logo. (Hmm, I wonder how long it would take for another Kris to take root. Sure could use the help... LOL))

I did write up a couple of posts on the related blog pages: There is are updates about the WS project (lots of jugs with lots of sprouts), and how the GUL tomatoes and peppers are faring outside in the big bad world, and even some news on the vegetable garden front.)

Bottom line I'm busy as a bee -- AND in good company! I've noticed lots of big bumbles enjoying the pachysandra and myrtle blooms. Also the crabapples are in full flower and getting their share of attention.

My current push is to get the annual flowers to sprout: 5 kinds of zinnias, African daisies, snapdragons, things that will give summer-long color and eye-candy. As for the bee forage plants, so many varieties sprouted in the WS jugs. I'm most excited about 4 varieties of milkweed that are doing well, various hyssops, monarda, Joe Pye weeds, etc. I should list them all. I should write up another post. I should... *whoa nelly!*. (A little voice in my head speaks up: " P A C E yourself, for crying out loud. Your fingers are going to cramp up ALnd ATHEmnN whatE WIlllll AHppeenb?) *arg*

Yeah, might be time to stop for now... Stay tuned! :-D


  1. HAHA! You're where I was a few weeks ago. WAY too much on my plate that was xtra large already. But it gets done. Green fists and all.

    I don't always comment, but I do read the updates.

  2. Tom - yep. Waaaaay too much to plant, to organize, to do. Yeah, I know you lurk out there. Actually, I can't imagine all the stuff YOU in your garden AND having a 'real' job (or two...) My sympathies, guy. *cackle*

  3. It's a busy time all round, and reading your blog (tho most of the time I don't post a comment because there's so much I would like to say and then if I started I'd be out of time for something else away from the computer...) you seem busy at normal times. I'm so impressed by everything that you're bringing on from seed and cuttings.

    Interesting to read about the hyssop you're growing. I was going to plant some this year for the bees but haven't - of course - got round to it yet. I may just order a garden-ready plant.

  4. Lindab - thanks for your comment! :-D
    Yes, I've started 2 types from gifted seeds: lavender & apricot sprite. Both have germinated well and hope to have plants to share with friends. This will be my first year with hyssops and look forward to visiting bees. Have fun choosing a plant - there are so many varieties!

  5. You have been busy!!! I can't wait to get started on some of my projects. Im hoping to build some cold frames this year. I also plan to make some new flower beds, edge, rake, dig and divide all my irises, redo the shade garden (soil needs tlc) and plant tons of bulbs and perennials! I guess I will be busy too.

  6. You've been away tooo long, Kris. I'm hurry now to see your hoop houses (I might try to build one myself for my succulents, it's raining so much here), but I must drop you a line here first.
    I really look forward to seeing your garden in its glory.

  7. Boy, do I know what you mean, Kris!! April just FLEW by, didn't it? There's just so much to do and not enough hours in a day.

    Hopefully, we can get this spring stuff done and enjoy our gardens in a more relaxing way. :-)

  8. Kylee - "relax" Hmmm, an unfamiliar term. I'm Googling it now for more info... ;-D

  9. Yeah, it's one of those things where you should "do as I say, not as I do." LOL


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