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May 6, 2011

Perennials and a sale tip!

I've had to take a couple of days off from the garden in order to tend to other things on "the list", namely housecleaning, grocery shopping, and ordering Subaru parts, yes- exciting stuff.  Until I can have some veggie progress to report on, these will have to do ...

Here's what's going on with the perennials -


Hardy Geranium (pink), Walkers Low Catmint





Nearly everything in the garden is now actively blooming, but I better save some of the others for my lazy picture days :)

Weekend agenda:  Plant squashes, tie tomatoes, obsessively check my cukes, beans and melons for germination, check for early bugs, mow lawn, watch hubby put new catalytic converter and harmonic balancer on the Forester (good times), and fit a walk/bike ride with the family & dogs in somewhere!  What big plans do you have this weekend?

**almost forgot!  I received an email last night stating that Sustainable Seed Co. is having a sale - 35% off for Mother's Day!  I really like this small company, I ordered a lot from them last year, and had great customer service and germination, check them out if you are in need - they also have a clearance section (I got all my beans there for about 45 cents a pack last year!)


  1. Happy Mothers Day to you Erin. You inspire all of us!

  2. Amazing what you already have in bloom! My gosh, Erin-I'm JUST getting buds on my lilacs!
    Happy Mother's Day to you!
    Your weekend plans sound like heaven to me.
    I'm planting potatoes and puttering in the yard.

  3. I'd have to search really hard to find anything blooming in my yard right now. The leaves on the trees are out now though so it's all good.

  4. Oh, flowers! My lilacs are thinking about it (probably another week) and I've got buds on the salvia and columbine. Our big apple tree is at the 'pink' stage- buds but not blossoms yet. But I've got TONS of dandelions and violets. Spring is here.

  5. Your flowers are BEAUTIFUL! I know we don't live in the same state, but do we live in the same COUNTRY?? I have no blooms, no buds, no nuthin' yet.

    I told my daughter I'd like to go for a hike for Mother's Day. Let's hope we get a decent day weather-wise.

    Happy Mother's Day to you. You are SUCH a good mom to your boys.

  6. Dani, right back atcha!

    Sue, it seems early this year for everything, we went right into summer here.

    Sparkless, it won't be long for you!

    Judy, I was just shocked the other day to see little baby apples on my little trees, seems like just a few days ago there were buds!

    Mama Pea, you kinda DO live in another country, almost LOL! I hope you get to take that hike, would be good for your mental well-being to get out and hear the birds and look for signs of spring!