Tuesday, May 5, 2009

I Planted Flowers

Cousin Annie sent me photos of her beautiful dianthus and zinnias.  She said she was going to give her pansies time to fill out before she captured their images for me.  I had to tell her my new flower bed was going online this morning, even in its scrawny, pathetic state, because this may be the best it'll ever look, given I'll be the person tending it (or not). Heavy on the not.

Yes, you see a green wire fence around the bed.  That's chickenproofing fence.  I could only get it in white, so I bought spray paint.  One can.  Goofball.  Even though there just isn't all that much wire to cover, it seems one can't exactly direct the spray to miss the holes.  Since I'd forgotten to buy the fence on the first trip to town, I had to make a second run.  I wasn't about to drive in a third time in one day.  Thankfully, Charles was able to scrounge-up 3 more cans of green spray paint in varying states of filled and finish the job.  *mopping brow of whiny, impatient wife*

If you're twitchin' over those purple throats, I'm with ya.  I know, really know, people who plant red and bubble gum purple flowers together love that combination, so I'm really happy for them.  I am.  That mix, however, makes me feel bad.  I'm sorry.  I can't help it.  Those purple throats came along in a 4-pack of other colors, and I wasn't going to just toss them out.  If as the season progresses, those throats offend me, I'll strangle them ... or dig them up and plant them in a pot distant from any red blooms, where they will be perceived by me only as lovely, which naturally they would be.

Actually, there will eventually be a profusion of marigolds in the mix, said flowers being the impetus for my chosen color scheme this year.  I wanted the vegetable garden ringed in marigolds, and seed packets were on sale for 19¢ each, so I took them all...pig that I am.  We managed to ring the garden with fewer than 1,500 seeds (heh-heh), so I've a few packets of seeds left.

Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever.  Amen.  ~I Timothy 1:17


Laurel said...

Oh, it makes my heart glad to see flower planting in May. One of the best things about living in the Midwest. Enjoy the beauty, PCL.

Annie T. said...

Well, CarolineNot, I'm going to send you a picture of my pansies just to show you that they really are NOT ready for show & tell. lol :)

CarolineNot said...

Well, my dear cousin, does that mean I'll be in heap big trouble if I publish their puniness? I don't even have my email client open, but I'll take care of that right now and see if you've followed through with your threat.

Laurel, while I'm here, I'll take this opportunity to say I love your ID photo. How perfect is that for your blog? I can answer: TOTALLY! ºÜº