Sunday, March 20, 2011
energized by the sunshine and the supermoon
did anyone catch the supermoon last night? i went out to watch it and it seemed much clearer than it normally does. the people 2 doors down had their solstice party, they had the last one at christmas. i can only guess that they are pagan or wiccan, as they never have company unless it is within a few days of a solstice. i have detected a pattern. i guess i did a gladys kravitz on them. i wish they would invite me. but this neighborhood is not designed to make friends easily. we are isolated by a ditch between every yard and we live on a very steep hill.
it was so nice yesterday, i did some gardening work, which at this point is just cleaning things up and deciding what will go where. i have planted my iris bulbs and plan on planting some bulbs that are like white buttercups. i want to get a forsythia bush for the front floorbed, as well as couple of hostas.
i have planted iris bulbs in pots on either side of the back door. to one pot, i added hollyhock seeds. to the other, i added delphiniums. i want to be able to fill my house with fresh cut flowers!
i am not sure what to do about the trellis situation. i have 3 trellises which i plant in front of the porch and use it to enclose the front porch. i am not sure if i want morning glorys, moon flowers and four o'clocks (so that it is in effect a living clock) or trying crimson vine this year. i planted too may last year- 6 flowers per trellis- and it bent the trellises. so we wired a metal chair to it to keep it upright. when that fell, we started adding bricks to the chairs to hold it down. i think 2 flowers max per trellis will be enough. i did find some pink morning glory seeds, so that might be interesting.
i won't even get started on the roses!
i would like to find tea bushes, so i can make my own tea. i think that would be fun. i also want a pomegranate bush. but i am doing this the frugal way ad getting things on sale, or smaller specimens or accepting any gifts of cuttings and rootings the universe might send my way.
Posted by lee at 9:54 AM