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"Everybody got their somethin'...." ~ Nikka Costa

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Happy Garden

I have a happy garden! This is a picture of the beautiful lilies that are now displaying their gorgeousness in my little plot. I am especially fond of these whenever they appear, because they have such a sweet origin. My husband brought home a bountiful fragrant pot of these for me about two summers ago. Just because they were pink and just because he was thinking of me and is the sweetest man on the planet (I don't like to brag, but he's worth bragging about!). Well, they died back in their pot and I was so sad because I was sure I'd killed them and what a waste that would be! I put the pot with the dirt and dead stalks outside and forgot about them until I finally was able to put in a little raised garden bed on the side of our house 2 springs ago. While I was cleaning up, I saw the pot on the porch and figured I'd just dump the dirt into the new bed. When I turned the pot over, the bulbs inside had little green shoots. I couldn't believe it. While I had been thinking I had killed my pretty gift, they were instead just taking an extended dirt nap. Yay! I planted them and was rewarded with 2 huge pink blooms the first year. And this year I've got 7! I can't wait until I've got masses. They smell wonderful and whenever I look at them I think of my sweet hubby.

Not only do I have beautiful lilies to brighten my day.... I saw a little green frog sunning himself on my gigantic rhubarb leaves the other day too. I hopped around and squealed like a little kid, running to get my husband so I could show off our little visitor. Unfortunately I didn't get a photo of him and I cut the rhubarb back so he kinda lost his house. But I hope to see him again soon.

On another wildlife note, this morning when I came back from my walk I had 3 young male deer in my driveway! We looked at each other for a few minutes and I would liked to have stayed a little longer to exchange some pleasantries, but I had to go in and get myself ready for work. At least this time they left my tomatoes alone. They've nibbled some of the leaves and apparently don't like the taste much. I just hope they'll leave the fruit alone once it ripens! I know everyone around here thinks they're terrific pests, but I'm still enchanted whenever I see one in the neighborhood.

More on crafts at a later date....


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