Thursday May 9, 2013
Shower began so nothing outside until late afternoon. 1/8 inch or so.
Trimmed garden fence border, inside and out and east end of garden.
Cleaned out iris and daylily row in garden.
Max is mowing the yard.
Plant coleus and spearmint (in clay pot in herb bed.
Plant 4 tomatoes as a trial.
Friday, May 10, 2013
It was cooler this morning, 58° and more shower during the night....up to ¼ inch now. Right now the sun is shining but 70% chance of more rain with a high of 70°. They are tossing around a possible low in 30's and 40's so I won't risk my tomatoes just yet.
We don't think the tree trimmer will be back until Monday so we will make a Mother's Day flower run and pick up a couple of grocery items.
We are coffee people and have been disappointed in out coffee recently. Our favored Yuban isn't what it once was! It also used to be the highest price and is now the lowest....I also see it doesn't say Colombian on the label. I makes me so mad when they change a product. We have tested 8 o'clock, Maxwell house and Dunkin Donuts....not very impressed yet. I think we may buy several smaller cans and do test runs.....silly I know but we do enjoy coffee.
Saturday May ll, 2013
We are having Max's mother for dinner tomorrow so this day was spent baking and cleaning.
I made an angel food cake and then used the yolks for a very yellow lemon flavored sponge cake.
We have samples the lemon one already and it turned out well.
I am making a very tradition southern fried chicken dinner: fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans dressed with toasted almonds, salad. And hot biscuits.
We bought a flat of fibrous begonias for her gift and I planted her whiskey barrel with them and had enough left to plant the south edge of her patio.
We are in our second day of another and I hope last, cool spell. It is 37° here this morning. They promise all next week will be very warm.
I had a wonderful surprise on Mother's Day. Our KC daughter and her family drove down and had dinner with us.
The orioles have already left us to fly north. I think they didn't stay as long this year. We still just have 2 or 3 hummers.
The early clematis are blooming:
This one is Niobe almost buried amidst the Clematis Paniculata and weeds in the Ramp Bed by the milk parlor.....all in good time....
and Henryi in the back of the cellar bed. I still haven't installed a trellis so it will just trail this year.
It has lots of honeybees hovering.
I think I should move some of Barb's iris here.
Barb's iris (she was a neighbor who gave them to me)is blooming in the Grass Bed by the cellar.
This is the one growing on the Endless Summer Hydrangea in the Kitchen Window Bed. I let it get ahead of my trellis just like the Henryi.