Thursday, February 11, 2016

Thursday: More Gardening Plans

I had my blood tests first thing, this morning.  Once that was over, I worked on office related work and sent the completed work assignments back to the office and received the next assignment.  Enough to keep me busy on Friday and Monday.

In between, I took short breaks to sew on my "Grandmother's Flower Garden" quilt. 

I also took another stroll around the garden.  I wish I could convey the fragrance of the calamondin tree in bloom.  Calamondin is a type of citrus which look like miniature oranges.  The fruit is edible but very sour; it is grown more as an ornamental plant than a fruit tree.  I'm sorry, I didn't take any pictures today.  There are buds on the orange tree and lemon trees, too, but they haven't opened yet.  The calamondin tree, however, is covered with flowers and the garden smells divine.

I identified several gazania plants that can be dug up and transplanted in some bare spots in the front garden.  At one time, I had gazania plants in the parkway, but they died out and now, I'm trying to grow African daisies out there.  But there is another flower bed, with African daisies as well as some roses and a few other plants.  There are several bare areas in this flower bed, where the gazania would fill in, nicely, if planted.

I also identified two areas where I could plant the new aloe plants.  One is an existing flower bed with a few rose bushes - at one time, I had 16 rose bushes in the front garden, but now, that number is down to less than half that.  If I have my gardener friend transplant the roses to the back garden, this bed could be planted with the aloe.  Otherwise, I could make a new planting bed for the aloe.

I also found another Aeonium plant at the very back of the garden that could be dug up and planted in the front where it will be better featured.  I can't go shopping at a plant center under present circumstances, so I am shopping in my own garden and moving plants around.  Well, they haven't been planted yet, but that is just a matter of time, I think.   I will talk to my gardener M and see what he has to say.

I also did a load of laundry today and hung it up to dry.  This has been the extent of my housekeeping this whole week, other than doing the dishes and a little bit of daily tidying.

Daughter is flying down today; she just called to say she has boarded her flight.  She completed her thesis and handed it in today, one day before it was due.  Hopefully, she can now relax a little bit.  In the meantime, I'll be happy to have her home, for the weekend.

Today, I am grateful for:

- Being able to complete my work assignments on time
- Getting the blood tests done without any difficulty
- Time to sew on my quilt
- Planning the garden
- A walk around the garden, sunshine, warmth, and the fragrance of flowers

How was your day, today? 


  1. Proud you got your blood work, done with no troubles. Your garden sounds lovely.. Just think.... By shopping your garden for new plants instead of going to the plant stores, you are being really
    Proud daughter is coming home to be with you..
    Hope you two have a good weekend.

    1. Thanks, Judy. I did decide to splurge a bit and buy some new plants - roses and gladiola bulbs. At least, I gave the money to my gardener to buy the items for me.


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