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Saturday, September 26, 2009

My Saturday

Hello! I have had a sudden burst of energy the last few days and I can only blame it on increased fruits and vegies in my diet. Oh, and the late night naval orange (freezing cold from the fridge) that I eat each night!!! I have a new Green Grocer market right at the end of my road, and I am visiting at least every other day, buying all kinds of goodies. He has not only the fresh of what you would expect, but also has ...locally gathered honey, a cooler full of fresh herbs, bags of beans and seeds and nuts, and jams, jellies, and salad dressings. It is just a clean, fun place to visit. Consequently, I am eating healthier, adn so is my family. Yeah!

I took Doozey for a long walk this morning at 5am, then came home and visited some of your blogs! It feels so good to have my internet back!

I fell back to sleep till 10am, then went to Home Depot and bought 6 pepper plants...one thai hot pepper, 2 cubanelles, and 3 banana peppers! I will get them planted tomorrow. I am thinking of making pickles out of them...well, maybe only using the hot ones in teenie quantities for seasoning reasons only!

Before I went to HD, I got the shelves cleaned off and re-organized that hold my screenroom succulent plants. They look so much nicer now. I took a long shot of the area so you could see.

I had two pots of these String of Bananas, and they were all long and straggly...so I cleaned them up, trimmed and repotted all into one pot, along with all of the cuttings...and placed them in the kitchen window to monitor. I took a pic so you could see how cute the little bananas are!

Here is one of my gloriosa flowers from the wild ones in my backyard! It has lasted a week so far...I wonder how long it will go. This has to be my favorite flower...so spectacular and of course, contains my favorite color as well. Yeah!

Here are the wild plants outside!

Hopefully tomorrow I can show you my newly planted peppers!
Goodnight!
Julie

15 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Those blooms look like your sound, Happy and full of energy. How lucky to have a green grocer so close. I like the string of banans. I might have that one. I have a plant that I don't know what it is but it has been outside all summer. The little bananas are all puffed up. I have a feeling when I bring them in by next summer they will look like yours, long and thin.

soulbrush said...

at last you have discovered souly b's secret. i am a veggie, and eat mostly raw stuff, loadsa fruit and veg, salads, olive oil, no fats or fries, no breads or cake (allergies), now you know why i have such abundant energy, so welcome to healthyville and watch your weight drop too...you have been tagged- see my blog, hope you will play......and that photo of emily 'joy' is just PURE JOY. i could eat her up, please give her lotsa smooches from grandie joss..

soulbrush said...

btw i LURV the larger font on your site, i can read it all so well...oooooh what a good idea. xx

Claude said...

I like the new look on your blog... I'm thinking about changing my font to a larger size, so easy to read without straining. (I must be getting old if I'm worrying about large print, huh?)

The gloriosa are wonderful. One of those plants I've always been meaning to get, but never have for some danged reason...

Aiyana said...

I would love to get a burst of energy and get some gardening done, but it's still too hot. We cooled down to around 100 then had a record day of 106. Naturally it fried all the burgeoning fall growth. It's so depressing. Coming to your blog always cheers me up!
Aiyana

Snippety Gibbet said...

What a great space for your plants. I would love to have a sunny spot in my house for my plants and to just sit and soak in the warmth. jan

CAROLANN said...

YOU GO GIRL!!!
I love those (all to rare) days when I really get stuff done.
I smile inside when I can sit back and admire the plants that all to often fall victim to neglect.

Tootsie said...

looks good lady! I am glad you got your internet life back!

Evelyn Howard said...

What a great space - love that sunshine!
I've never seen those 2 plants before - the String of Banana and glorisa (they are both lovely).

marianne said...

You are what you eat they say.....
What a happy post!
Your plants look healthy too!

Diane AZ said...

Those gloriosa flowers are huge and there are so many of them! I've never seen them before; so glad you got your internet back!

yoon see said...

I agree with friends here. I also never see the plants in the last three shots.
Loving them, so enchating, so miracle, so beautiful!
What can I say. Julie, you are the best gardener. I want to steal these shots. Just too beautiful!

messyfish said...

hope your new diet is still holding! its sounds wonderful, and you have reminded me to eat more fruit (and less cake)....
I am in awe of your new pepper plants...I wish something...ANYthing would grow in my new place...

deborah said...

those gloriosa flowers ARE spectacular! so frilly.

Arasu said...

Many years ago there is a gloriosa plant near my house. This plants flowers are beautiful and it's shape is unique. It's roots have some type of toxins.(look Wikipedia)