Please don't get too upset with Tessie and me. Today was the most beautiful day and we just couldn't stay inside and hunt for beanbags....I had plants to pot and trees to trim and general sprucing up to do outside. So did Tessie. I am having trouble getting her to stay inside long enough to get the blog done.
Tell me. Could you resist the first rose of the year? I couldn't and neither could Tessie.
We were both all over the back yard exploring to see what was happening. Never mind the black ants that crawled on my foot. Alas, they are no longer with us. That will teach them not to bite.
Next, Tessie climbed the pomegranate tree to see how it was coming along.
We are happy to report that there will be a bumper crop, come July or August. Last year we had a lot of fruit that was the size of a large grapefruit. It was hard to keep the branches off of the ground with the weight.
This one is Tessie's favorite plant on the patio. It is called a Medusa Plant. It's a kind of Euforbia and in a month or two all of the branches will be a bright lime green....Yup....Tessie's favorite color right now. The chartreuse that you see next to her is made up of tiny flowers. They will last until the green comes.
Her reason for liking this one? "It looks evil and if you poke it, it "bleeds" milky white liquid that is very irritating." What's not to love?
While Tessie was wandering around I got down to business and planted a few things that I found at Target yesterday.
I found this two tier basket at that huge yard sale last week. I paid two dollars for it and decided that it would make a nice planter for the patio. I bought a couple of clear plastic pot liners that fit and planted marigolds in it. Hopefully, it will fill out in a little while. Meanwhile, it is a great place for Tessie to hide when she is outside. She says it matches her apron and makes her invisible.....Sure it does.
Last but not least, My favorite patio plants. I filled another garage sale basket with geraniums.
I lined the basket with the plastic bag that Target put them in to come home. That will make it last at least the season without falling apart. Maybe more.
I still have zucchini and pole beans to plant and LOTS of patio pots to refurbish. If I want to get back to mini-ing, I had better get at it! "Tessie, please! Don't eat the daisies!"
See you tomorrow.