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A Beautiful Sunny Day – “Only The Good” Friday

It’s a beautiful sunny day on this “Good” Friday and I’m trying to get finished up with my planting.  It’s been over a week of great weather, which is nice since we had such a cool wet spring.  (The wet spring  brought on an abundance of Slugs which are making a feast of my Hostas and Marigolds…. which is not good.)  However, other than that, I’ve enjoyed being out in the sunshine planting my flowers, tomato containers and herb garden.

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I love to peek over and see what my neighbors are planting because everyone’s tastes are so different.  Gardening is truly a reflection of the heart.   My garden is filled with “old fashion” flowers like Marigolds, Geraniums, and a few Petunias.  I have a new variety of Petunias this year that look like tiny Gardenias.  Of course,  English Lavender is special and  several plants adorn  my garden, which is harvested in the fall for sachets.

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I do enjoy finding new plant verities at the nursery that are placed  in the flower garden.  This year I found this fun flower called Pink Mulla Mulla and it’s going into this container this morning.                Unfortunately, it’s an annual and won’t be back next year… but the enjoyment it offers this year will be enough.

I’m off to enjoy this “Good” Friday in my garden.   I hope your weather is sunny and bright and your Friday will be a “Good” one.

Till Later

Kathy

Insightful Nana

P.S.  Don’t forget to pass on your “Good” Friday news.  When you do… check with  Shelly at This Eclectic Life.  She’s the host of this “Positive Movement.

P.P.S.  Sorry I’ve been so neglectful in posting on this blog… but I’ll be back… as soon as I get the last tomato planted.

Home Gardening – “Only The Good” Friday

On this “Good  Friday I want to share my passion for home gardening.  As long as I can remember,  strolling through a nursery, checking out the flowers and shrubs puts a smile on my face.    Apparently,  I’m not the only one who gets a “big bang” out of meandering through the  begonias, petunias, and foxglove.   Last week, I over heard a man, who was inspecting tomatoes, exclaim to his wife, “This is going to  be fun.”

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Gardening gives my mind an opportunity to wander from subject to subject without much focus and sometimes I can be found humming a tune.   I even enjoy adding the turkey mulch to amend my soil.  There is something nice about submerging  your planting shovel into soil that is soft and rich.

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Finding new plant varieties is exciting and this year is no exception.

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Just take a look at this new petunia.  It’s a spreading variety and the bloom is double, which makes it look like a small Gardenia.

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Summer cooking wouldn’t be complete without using fresh basil.  This new Lettuce Basil is a fun change from the traditional variety.

Yes… this is a “Good Friday” because my 60 foot porch has hanging baskets and planters filled with… Yep… my all time favorite… Begonias.  My side yard is complete with roses, marigolds, geraniums, petunias, Victoria Blue and the Lemonade Honeysuckle is in bloom.

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Have a “good Friday”  I will… for I’m on to the next project… the front flower beds.  Hmmmmm…. just where to I want to plant those daisies.

Till Later,

Kathy
Insightful Nana

P.S.  Gardening, like home decorating, is a personal matter.  My motto is, “Plant what you love… no matter what the neighbors think.”

P.P.S.  Go see what Shelly, at  This Eclectic Life, has to say… and get on her “OtGF” blog roll.  My sis, Sheila celebrates OtGF too.