Saturday, May 30, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
how can you resist names like Delicious,Green Zebra, Cherokee Purple, Brandywine Yellow, German Red Strawberry, Yellow Marble, Hillbilly W Virginia, & Mortgage Lifter?
And look who has taken up residence in the thyme...bookworm gnome!
Thursday, May 21, 2009
but look at the bottom-it looks like something I planted on purpose. Is the weed clever enough to disguise itself and grow directly out of the middle of the on purpose plant?? Plus it's far enough away that I think I planted it.
so is contestant #1 a plant or a weed? I have 3 different opinions so far, and they are split. I just don't want some gardener extraordinaire to come over and go "Hey, why are you letting that huge weed grow?"
the leaves look kind of weedy too. Help me out here...weed, or plant?
Thanks for playing this years edition of Plant or Weed! Happy gardening!
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
and lime popsicle. yum.
Dyeing fiber with Kool-Aid couldn't be simpler...and cheaper! After I brought the packets home Emma has been on a campaign to make some for drinking. My poor, deprived children. I don't think they've ever had homemade koolaid. I lived on that stuff! The best part- that even after rinsing, the yarn smells a little sweeter than wet sheep!
Monday, May 18, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Last weeks' perennial purchase-Primula, or Orchid Primrose.Can't wait to see a handful of these spikes poking up in the garden.
A new perennial from last year, the Celadine Poppy is doing beautifully.
My all time favorite farmer's market purchase, my tiny maple, with it's leaves slowly unfurling and growing deeper green every day.
Saturday, May 9, 2009
The pink/blue are a superwash merino/nylon base, while the yellow is a suprewash merino/alpaca/nylon blend. I had never knit (or owned ) this yarn before, and it's working up very nicely. I immediately placed another order.
This one is called 'Blue Margarita with Lime'
Thursday, May 7, 2009
one of my absolutely favorite things about spring is going to the farmer's market every Thursday. The riot of colors, the smells, the throngs of people looking to beautiful their spaces (ok, maybe the throngs don't thrill me). I love that I can wander the aisles several times and spy something new each time. I look past what's in front and see a cool plant I have never seen before, tucked behind the geraniums and impatiens. I was imagining this first week would be a little spotty, much like the selection at the end of the season, but I was happily wrong! Everything I could ever want or need was available (nevermind that I'm not supposed to plant any of them yet...)
I was scouting for a nice hanging basket for my mom, but that is one of the things I didn't bring home. For the price, I would much rather buy the plants and do it myself. I did buy her some nice fiber optic grasses to put in her sunny spot. I also bought a perennial I hadn't seen before. I'll have to get the tag to remember it's name. But I love it.
I also didn't buy any kettle corn! I bought some yummy pastries instead, to take to my friend Sharyn today. They were better :)
Love the market.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Evan with his teacher, Mrs. Fortner, who is celebrating her first Mother's Day.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
the pattern is really beautiful, once I could wrap my mind around it. And the yarn? At first I wasn't really all that impressed, but the longer I knit with it the more I grew to love it. I know these will be one of my favorite pairs in the years to come.