Tuesday, May 11, 2010
A new garden friend, tomatoes, and more!
The guy above was a Mother's Day gift from my son and his wife! This little garden gnome is playing the accordion! I have a well made child's accordion that I try to learn on, but I am too uncoordinated to learn a darn thing. It kind of functions as a harmonica does, making one note as you pull in and another as you pull out! Very confusing for my brain, it seems! My grandson likes to play around with it. Anyhow, when they saw this gnome, I suppose they felt I would love it, and guess what? I LOVE HIM SOOOO MUCH!!! I really love his color too...sort of a green patina...so perfect for a garden, eh? Gnomes are universal happiness makers too, which is the major reason to love one! A big thankyou to my kids for finding him for me!!!
Now, this morning (Tuesday AM), I drilled holes about 1 inch from the bottom (along the sides) of these 5 gallon ORANGE pots (don't ya just love them already)??? Most of you know my fav color is orange, he he he!!!
I filled them with Miracle Gro and cow poop and compost. Buried each plant up to it's leaves, added tomatos cages, and have them in a sunny, yet shaded spot. I am hoping to move all the pots each day from the shade to the sun from 8am to 10am, then return them to the shade again. This is one big south Florida experiment!!! I hope it works! It is so blasted hot and with intense sun...we have to take precautions and hope for the best! I want my darn bush tomotoes, gosh darn it all to heck!
Below are just some close-ups I took of my lovely Kalenchoe! I am so in love with this fascinating plant! No matter what, you can always find a gorgoeus picture of some part of it! Nothing compares to this wonderous plant...must be straight from God, for sure, at least in my book!
Today I am thankful for ALL of my family, my friends, and for my health! Thankyou God!