One of the prompts for Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop this week is:
1. Write a list of your top Spring must-haves.
And, as usual, my must-haves for spring all involve plants. I’ll limit the list here to five:
1.) Mexican petunia, sweet potato vine and “whatever-that-little-vine-is-with-the-tiny-yellow-flowers”.
2.) My beloved Black-eyed Susan vine:
…which, by the way, I like so much, I’ll probably have it in more than one place in the yard.
4.) This gorgeous plant with tiny red flowers. (Sorry, I can’t recall the name.)
5.) And, finally, I’m going to, once again, try to grow nasturtiums. My mom planted them in window boxes, and I remember how pretty they were. My only attempt was in 2013, and shortly after I took this photo, this one died. But a friend has offered to give me pointers, so I’m trying again, hopefully with more success this time.
So, if you’ll excuse me, I’m commandeering Motor Man’s pick-up this morning and I’m off to the nursery.
~These Days Of Mine~
Can you believe it’s Friday again? Where did that week go? Oh well, here’s some randomness from the past few days.
1.) There are certain shrubs/flowers that always remind me of my mom. Of course, there are hydrangea (high geraniums to her), gladioli (which I’m pretty sure she called gladiolias), and irises. And I have all of those in my yard. But there are others that remind me of her even more, and I think it’s because I DON’T have those: snowball bushes, bridal wreath, and until recently: weigela. Last summer, I bought a tiny weigela
shrub twig on sale at Lowe’s for no more than a couple of dollars. I was so excited to notice yesterday that it’s blooming.
2.) Speaking of flowers, I think I’m finally in the mood to begin the visits to the nurseries/greenhouses. Last summer, I took photos of some of my favorite containers, so I have an idea of what I’d like to buy. I’ll definitely be trying this combo again.
3.) Yesterday morning, Bride Swan was back for a visit, and this time, Groom was with her. One day, I WILL get a shot of their necks forming a heart shape.
They stayed all day and were here for the sunset.
4.) Have you been missing Sundae here on These Days? She’s doing just fine. I caught her, recently, enjoying a morning sun puddle.
5.) Motor Man and I are looking forward to a weekend adventure of a different sort; details next week!
~These Days Of Mine~
Posted in Days at Home, Family, Sundae, Sunrises/Sunsets, The Swans
Tagged black swan, calico cat, mexican petunia, random five friday, sunset, sweet potato vine, weigela, white swan
Mexican petunia, sweet potato vine and “Peter’s Gold Carpet”.
Linking up to Wordless Wednesday.