Tuesday Garden Party-Happy Homecoming 4/5/2011
April 5, 2011 3 Comments
Today is a wonderful day! My dear son-in-law is expected home tonight from Afghanistan. I should have been in San Diego, but due to slides on both highways running out of Humboldt, I decided to put my daughter and granddaughter on a flight Sunday instead of taking a chance on highway conditions. Woohoo just got the e-mail and auto phone call confirming his arrival tonight at Camp Pendleton. He has no idea that he will be greeted by his own little mini-me:
Who looks more like this now:
Yesterday was a beautiful day after 10 days straight of rain and I took advantage of it. I am still feeling really good after the prednisone taper and tried really hard not to overdo it. Pacing is a mainstay in treatment of fibromyalgia, and I am still getting the hang of it. I have always been a work hard until you are done type of person, but have had to change my ways….and it is really hard to do, let me tell you!
I finally managed to get my new geraniums planted and added soil to some pots, did a little cleanup and watered everything well (plants covered by overhang).
With no appointments this week, since I was anticipating being in San Diego, I finally experienced a feeling of possibilities. All the possibilities of being a stay-at-home wife . In some ways I feel like I missed my true calling (damn women’s lib), but am going to treasure it now. Too bad it took fibromyalgia and disability for me to figure it out.
Here are a few highlights. This is my front door area. I do a lot of planting for the front here. I did hose it off after I was done yesterday. The blue pots are from Costco as are the white and red geraniums.
These are my hydrangeas, a white one and a pink one. I need a blue one!
I had an extra white geranium that I planted along with an older red one that I tried trimming back, it was root bound in a hanging basket.
These are blue columbines that are really hardy:
I added soil to my small assorted colored calla lillies in the wine barrel:
Forget me nots are like weeds!
I hope to get my roses fed this week and some vegetables planted in my raised beds. But it all depends on the weather….springtime on the North Coast……
Meanwhile I am hopping over to http://www.anoregoncottage.com/ to see what everyone else’s garden is doing.