Monday, May 18, 2009

Guess I have been giving the earth a face lift today. Silas and I have been out all morning working in the yard. I repotted flowers that were root bound. dug in the dirt, ugh! I am not an outside person. I love for the yard to look nice but I don't want to do it. I have always had a fear of snakes. Everytime I turn a leaf ~I quiver. I was down clearing a daisy bed. There is an arbor of sorts over it. It has a wisteria like vine that comes back every year. I don't know the name of it. Anyway, while I was clearing the daisies, something starting crawling on my back. I thought sure it was a critter I don't like. But it turned out to be a critter I do like. My husband ~ clipping the wisteria vine and letting it crawl down my back. Then acting like he didn't do that on purpose. Can you believe a guy like that?

I saw some little worms, and catterpillars, but I tolerate them. I really need to go do some more pot plants that are root bound. I saw something I had never seen. It is still on my camera. My Aloe Vera was blooming. I did not know they bloomed. A long stalk with little white flowers on each side. I will download it and show you. I'm sure others have seen this. It is pretty big. I cut down the Palmettos. I know other parts of the country sell them for a good price. But they grow wild here in Louisiana. I wanted to see new growth. They will be back. Kind of like bad grass, you can't get rid of them. Or Yucca Plants! They multiply so fast. You start out with one or two small ones and in a couple years you have babies all over the place. They are mostly outside the pickit fence so I left them alone.

Well, so much for my one time day outside. I might ,ugh ~ just might go back out and finish up the potting I have to do. Right now I need to cook something for lunch. Or maybe I can combine two meals in one. If Silas stays out on the lawn mower I might get by with it. gonna try!

5 comments:

Cathy said...

I like your picture and verse. Sometimes that outside gardening can be hard work. But it sounds like you and your husband had a good day.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

That's so funny about your fear of snakes because I have a fear of mice in our garden. And I know they're there! I'm always thinking they're going to come out and get me while I'm weeding. Maybe I can have a few of your snakes to eat the mice?? Just kidding! Love the picture, your garden looks beautiful!

Darrell said...

You could come help me with my rose bed. I'm about to get it ready for the roses to be planted.

Darrell said...

Wrong name. That was Pallie writing.

Deborah said...

I fear snakes too, but I sure would like to get out and work on my yard. Fortunately, my sciatica is being accompanied by lousy, cold, wet weather, so I'm can't be tempted to do something I shouldn't! I'm settling for looking at gardening magazines.