I Don't Want to go to Work!
I want to stay home & plant things!! Managed to get the files yesterday - it was just an excuse to cruise in the new van!! On the way back, I stopped at the Port Kells Nursery & bought a whole bunch of bedding plants!! I bought Fuschias, Geraniums, Wave Petunias, Grasses & a whole bunch of little goodies to tuck into hanging baskets. I bought a 4 foot cedar box from a roadside craftsman a couple of weeks ago & decided to put it up on two big blocks at the end of my patio, against the back of the house in the shade. My little table is on the other side & all the shade-loving house plants go outside under the table for the summer. The back wall where the box sits will get sunshine only after 4 in the afternoon so it should be nice for fuschias. I bought every color the nursery had!! And I planted geraniums behind them. The petunias will go into two hanging baskets which will be macramed into a nice long double hanger in the next day or so . . . . I still have macrame cord left over from the early 70s when I was a store rep for Brownfinger who wholesaled craft items to all the big department stores. Woodwards, Sears & Eaton's were my baliwick. I counted all the bags of goodies, wrote up orders & showed all the new stuff to the Managers. The highlight of my career with Brownfinger was a craft fair in the new Eaton's store downtown where I macramed a hanging boudoir table over two days while showing off my company's line of products. Had a ball. Still have beads, books & cord left from those days . . . . . . .
The grasses will fill a bin where my potato vines survived for 5 years till that last cold snap after the rain killed them off. The kitty on the post in the bin looks lonely without its greenery so I'll give kitty some grasses to hide in. I bought some red fountain grass, some tall grass that grows up to 6" with cascading plumey heads & two kinds of twisted corkscrew grasses - actually reeds that should make the basket quite interesting by summer. I want a tub of red or black bamboo too - I love the look & need a sun screen on the south side of my patio. And then I want another Papasan chair to lounge in outside this summer . . . . .
And just a little surprise from Gail who found a tiny nest in her flowering bush next to the house!