Viewing Bettypauze's Garden Diary: May 25th, 2012
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Sunday/Sunday!!Been up for some time, walked the garden, trying to plan my day and it's not 7:00am yet!
Mother Nature may have plans of her own, calling for thunderstorms..I had hoped it would be end of day but looks like it could start raining at any time. What to do what to do?
Weather cooperates :
mulch secondary pond
staining trim on back shed
Weather does not cooperate then I may :
sew a few cushions for back bench, topper for stool so it
can match patio set on back deck
Hang deck feeders
Figure out a base for large birdhouse for front deck
If either of the scenario 's get done I will be pleased with my day..
Need to visit my favorite uncle who is not doing well, all to do's must stop so I can make a trip into Midland Hospital
Whatever the day may bring it has to start with a coffee!!
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Rain rain go away!Touch and go with the rain..
Got ladder out, masking tape and paints out, try this painting of trim again..few drops of rain, guess it's inside projects for me!
Out came sewing machine, made cover for the stool for back deck, you would almost think the manufacturer of patio set sent me extra fabric,great match..should hace enough fabric for a pillow to set on back garden bench, now aren't I glad I bought pillow insert when on sale at Fabricland.
Played cut out with wallpaper border I had bought several years ago for panel I did for back bench..taking some of its design away will make my project more realistic.; sanded the insert, quickly painted background,added wallpaper to piece, 3 coats of podgy and you would swear I hand painted birdhouse and garden decor on the insert.
Took a quick peek outside, almost sunshine, why not try painting?
Got the door and side trim done, takes longer to tape then actually paint.Terrified of heights, so was excited when Kyle my eldest grandson dropped in for a visit. He was dressed for an outing not to help grandma paint but wanted to help..he taped the peak ahhh visitors, Aline was in town shopping and stopped in for a visit..painting set aside for lemonade, needed a break, besides, if someone goes out of their way to visit you must treat them with a big welcome...my motto..
Afternoon was quickly coming to an end, if only i can get the front trim done..takes a lot more time than I anticipated...Kyle held the ladder for me and I was none too pleased to call it a day!
Told Kyle he would not visit as every time he comes seems I am doing some project that I need a hand. Lol.
Sure was a hot one..watered all the gardens and in for a rest..boy do I need a good scrubbing!
Was about to talk myself into not going to the hospital to visit uncle Allan but shook my head, bathed and off I went.
as I drove into the yard a smile .. Sure looks pretty !!!
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Saturday and sunshine!Up at 5:30am, sure wish I could hear a neighbor cutting grass as I would be out there..instead had to play at being quiet.
Managed to vacuum / wash the floors on main level..all that remains is dusting and mirrors cleaned..at some point windows have to be done..now that is a quiet chore..best I add it to my early morning list.
Dropped Sailor off at nine then into town for 6 bags of mulch, (all that I could fit in the Aveo)!
Time to empty vehicle and have 15 minutes before going to pick up Sailorgirl.. Now how many shrubs could I have bought with spa money for Sailorgirl?? Best I not let my mind go there.
Earlier this morning it was overcast, now it's the most glorious of days. Walked in the gardens and took photo's, mostly just greenery but I find when looking at photo you have a better perspective of what's happening and what needs done.
When walking in front gardens it felt as though I was taking a walk in the forest..with the mulch smelling of trees and all the shade trees, it has it's own soothing effect!
Guess its that time, off to get Sailor!!
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Afternoon passing quickly!!Picked up Sailor girl from the groomers, Lordy she looks spiffy..what is the first thing she did, you guessed it, under the deck to lay in the dirt! So much for staying clean.
No sooner got home at 11am did I get into grubs ready to start my day.
What did Robin say to Batman , Holy smoke batman!'. Yep
Holy smoke is right..sure am tired..have to go back in this morning's post just to see what my goal is and see if im lagging behind..
Front gardens are now clear of weeds, it's shrubs/flowers turn to give, I've done my part. Drats, used up 2 of the 6 bags of mulch I bought for the pond.
Lawns mowed, trimming yet to do but not in the heat of the day. Tummy was growling so know its time to have lunch before it ends up supper time and I've not eaten..
By 3:00 I'll see what energy I have left to know what project I can start, if any..this old gal is working far too hard..
Although I'm working full speed ahead I feel I will be at end of cleaning gardens when fall arrives..am I too picky?
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Headache city!Made it to 5:00pm..already bathed, not even enough energy to cook..could do with shedding a few pounds. Lol
Just the edging to the cement slabs that lead up to the back gardens makes an impact to the eye.
I'm at the point that I can look outside and see the fruit of my labor! Figure by the end of tomorrow if I finally get she'd trim done, finishing touches to pond it will only leave grass cutting/ trimming to be done on a weekly basis, bit of decorative art projects and am ready for the summer of 2012!
I've got all this summer planned and here I lay with a migraine!!
Friday, May 25, 2012
Friday, another work weekend about to start!Drats, not sure what I am doing wrong on this iPad but I've lost 2 posts..try again and if I lose it again that will be the end of that tonight.
woke up at 5:30am knowing I had a 9:00am appointment at the doctor's. Hmmm wonder if all my to do's can be done prior to 9:00am appointment.
Sit and make a list while having a coffee, yes, think it might be possible..off I go just a bit after 7:00am.
walMart for trimmer cord
Home depot for fire engine red, red paint I bought last week just didn't match
TimbrrMart ..get last gallon of tinted paint I need for the shed as we'll as a gallon of white..while waiting for the paint I scan the flyer..ah. A gas trimmer on for good price, why not treat myself..drats product didn't come in but they tell me the will put one on hold and likely in on Tuesday
Norm's garden gallery, needed ponf hyacinth,water lettuce and plumes
Quarry, 4 bags of mulch for around pond and a few more slabs of stone
Get to the doctor's at 8:50 with 10 minutes to spare
Home in record time with ALL my supplies for a work weekend
Friday, May 25, 2012
Now my work day startsI had gotten most of the weeding done on front gardens last weekend so by 1:00pm I had to go in search of weeds. Lol
Had picked up red mulch for around the secondary pond but got the brainstorm that it might be easier to mulch the front gardens seeing as it will be a hot summer with little rain if weathermen are correct..mulch would help keep moisture n the gardens..why not..by 2:00pm I had used the 4 bags of mulch and need 4 more just to finish front gardens..ooops note to self..trip to town on Saturday, need mulch big time, wonder how many bags my Aveo can carry.
About 11:00am we had a downpour, lasted all of 3 minutes and ground still dry..lugged sprinkler to back garden and started watering process.
I had put in a good morning's work, looked like the dickens..sweating, dirty, red hands red from garden mulch dye..not a pretty sight. Lol
Should take time for a bath..no sooner did I have the thought did a car pull in.. A visitor, Darlene a friend who just lost her hubby was out for a drive..perfect time to sit and enjoy the gardens..
Enjoying the visit, heard a voice say 'how did you get her to sit?'. Was my SIL Suzanne ..front door was open, said she called , no answer so figured I was somewhere in back gardens.. We had a chat about out yearly road trip adventure, this year New Orleans..Ann wasn't available this afternoon to join us, ended up being nominated to plan and budget the trip which will be first weekend in August..another voice coming from the house..Art (Darlene's dad) saw her mustang in my drive so thought he would visit..Lordy, might as well have had a party. That is what you get when you leave the door open lol
Now 4pm, still work left to do, had wanted to at least cut front lawn but too late to start that..more watering..noticed bugs on my snowballs so in to make a mixture and spray spray spray..
Finally time to call it a day..front gardens cleaned, now to do same for myself..boy do I need a bath!!
Tomorrow is another day!
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