Sunday, September 20, 2009

Busy,Busy Weekend

Yesterday we went to DH's Aunt and Uncle's 50th anniversary celebration. It was in a town about a 100 miles away.

The event was a catered dinner held under a tent at their home set in a wooded 120 acres. It turned out to be a beautiful day for the party -- in the high 60's with sunshine.

We had a very nice time.
I even won the centerpiece on our table. That little tag was taped under my chair.

This morning I decided to enhance it a bit and use it for a fall counter decoration.

This morning I slept until 8:00 a.m., which is unheard of for me (I always get up at 5:00 a.m. or before). I don't know if it was all that fresh air yesterday or the new 1000 count sheets I slept on last night. I know I woke up a few times and it was pretty cold, so I snuggled in those sheets and my handmade quilt. It was pure bliss.

The only negative is that I lost three hours today. It's my only day to get things done outside, so I really don't like losing the time.

I had planned to spend a few hours in the rockwall garden digging out all of this grass from the creeping phlox in the front area that spans 100 feet.

I let it all go this year. I always do a good grass cleaning at least 3 times a year. This year I only did it once in the spring.

I spent two hours in the rockwall area and only did two sections. I ended up digging out all the phlox and throwing it on the compost pile in one area.

It was just too much work trying to get the grass out.

So I left the rest of the phlox and decided to dig up some of the colchium bulbs and move them to my new arbor area. Right now they are in the rock wall garden and I don't really go out there in the fall.

This is NOT the proper time to move them, so don't do it unless you are OK with losing a few bulbs.

I ended up splitting a bulb in half, so it will probably die, but that's OK with me. I have to move them when I have the time and this is the first weekend I have not had to go into work for 3 weeks.

Next weekend I will not be around to move plants, because I am going on a 150 mile journey to hear this man sing. He is a Canadian opera singer.

We went last year and really enjoyed it. I called my Mom & Dad and asked them if they would like to go. At first they did not really want to, but we told them how much we enjoyed it last year and they decided to go with us.

So we are looking forward to leaving at the end of the work week.

So next weekend I will not have any time to work out in the gardens.

When I planted these massive gardens, I had planned to be retired by now so I would have time to care for them.

It seems not much happens in life as we plan, so here I am still working and having very little time to tend to the flowers.

Either I have to quit working soon, or get rid of some of these gardens.

I can no longer do both.

We are having an English pot roast for dinner tonight. It looks pretty good. I hope it is!


  1. that picture of your roast. Can you tell I'm hungry?

  2. That pot roast looks yummy! Enjoy your trip next weekend. We are headed to Troy, Ohio for a blacksmith meeting. Good thing for me, I see there are lots of barn quilts there. I hope it's a pretty day for pictures!
    Enjoy your week.

  3. Congrats on winning the pretty mum! I like how you decorated too. I believe I have the same container.
    I hear you on the gardens. I swear every fall I get a pain in the back like right now-oy.


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