|Holey Peach Leaves|
|The centers of the spots fall off and leave holes|
Yesterday, Tuesday, my biggest achievements were bringing in the trash cans, cleaning the litter box, washing my bed sheets, and remaking my bed! LOL. I also walked about my garden, checking on things, and knitted (yes, I am making yet another pair of socks!) while I watched news. Dancer threw up, twice, yesterday, choosing to go under my bed the second time, which meant I had to push the bed to the side to clean up, under; not an easy task due to the rest of the furniture in the room. I limited his access to his dry food, yesterday, and he was most unhappy about it. But, he seems OK, today.
Today, Wednesday, I checked on the garden, again, and watered the peach tree, the orange tree, the sweet potato vine, the moringa plants, and the buddleia.
|Buddleia Flower Stalk|
The seedling that wasn't supposed to be a tomato plant is now starting to have flower buds:
|"Non-tomato" Flower Buds|
Under the tomato plant and the nearby cantaloupe plants, I found these seedlings:
|Curry Leaf Seedlings?|
Cousin P called me this morning and we had a nice, long chat. Then, she mentioned she and her daughter were going shopping and I asked her, if they are going to a grocery store, to please buy me some bananas, preferably green ones. A short time later, they brought me a bunch of bananas. My cousin wouldn't accept any payment from me for them, saying the person ahead of them in line paid for them, but, her daughter admired my face mask, saying she liked the color (dark blue) so I said I will make one for her. I hope I have more of the dark blue fabric - I had used a scrap piece that I had!
So far, today, I have watered some of the garden plants and all the house plants (I was careful not to over water the pothos plant on top of the shelving unit!), chatted with aunt C, and put away the last delivery of two bags of cat food and several cans of tuna. It's a bright, sunny day and I am hoping to have a more productive afternoon!
Today, I am grateful for:
- Cousin bringing me bananas
- Water for the garden
- Slow, relaxed days
- Dancer seems OK
- Being stocked up on cat food
Today's joyful activities were strolling around the garden and chatting with cousin P.
How are your days coming along?
Today is a slow, relaxed day for me too. 😊ReplyDelete
I did a bit of redwork embroidery and then read an e-book.
How is your daughter, Bless? Is she still working from home?
Sounds like you are enjoying your break, Nil. She's doing well, thank you; yes, still working from home. :)Delete
Your plants are doing well. Our local wild plants are, too, lol. I took a walk up the road yesterday as far as where there are trout lilies and I was pleased to find them in bloom, also trailing arbutus and even flowers on the wild strawberry plants on the roadside. Suddenly it has become hot and everything is growing like crazy - the serviceberry bushes in bloom, so pretty, and the leaves on the trees suddenly rushing to open in delicate light green. I do love this time of year and to see how all is normal, even if it is not for us humans!ReplyDelete
Sounds like spring has sprung! It sounds really nice with all the wild plants flowering! Do you pick the wild strawberries and serviceberries? I remember picking wild strawberries when I was in Wisconsin and making jam with them. :)Delete
I have picked the wild strawberries in the past but they usually fruit at the same time as the blackflies are hungry, sometimes the mosquitoes too come out in the day. It is a high price to pay although wild strawberries are even more delicious than cultivated ones.Delete
Our serviceberries are disappointing and don't come to much but the birds don't mind. I have tasted wonderful serviceberries once on a tree near a waterfall, 2 hours away from here. I think they must grow better in some locations.
I don't blame you for not going to pick the wild strawberries with the blackflies and the mosquitoes! Those serviceberries sound like they are best left to the birds to enjoy! :)Delete
Sounds like a perfect day to me. And going to bed with clean sheets - one of the joys.ReplyDelete
It was a good day, Debbie, except, I felt guilty about getting so little accomplished! Today was slightly better as I cleaned the kitchen. :)Delete
I also enjoyed a bright sunny day. I spent much of the morning talking on Messenger, reading emails, and generally a lot of screen time. I finally got outside around noon and worked for two hours. Working in the sun tired me. I've decided I am going with the size of garden that I have managed so far.ReplyDelete
I hope Dancer is feeling better. Our poor animals can't tell us what is ailing them and I feel badly for them.
I am excited about the prospect of more curry leaf plants for the side yard. They may provide a bit of shade for the yard and maybe better growing conditions for other plants. I liked it when it was a meadow because it meant that it could be mowed down with a lawn mower (unless the ground is too humpy and bumpy) With some carefree plants providing some shade there, it might be quite lovely. How long does it take for the curry plants to get tall?
I think you are wise to go with the amount of garden you've already prepared, before the growing season gets shorter. Once you've got that portion planted, you might be able to clear a bit more and either grow some quick growing plants or keep it ready for planting, next year.Delete
Dancer is better, today, thank you. I need to grow some cat grass for him...
The curry leaf plants will take a few years to grow tall, but, they will provide a little more privacy and some shade, too. This is actually the first time I'll be growing them from seed - I've other plants that have come up as suckers from the roots of the two main trees that I have. For the most part, I have been cutting them down, as I don't want them taking over the garden!
It's a quiet day for me today. I'm looking online for a suitable face mask as I don't have any suitable fabric to make one myself. I have a feeling face masks will be with us for some time so it's worth the expense, not that they are too costly.ReplyDelete
Apart from that I am reading and resting. My GP should be phoning this afternoon so hopefully will have some advice and medication to manage the pain levels.
Sounds like a pleasant day, Eileen. I hope you find a mask you like. I've seen ads for all kinds of cute face masks, with novelty prints, etc. :)Delete
Hope the consultation with the GP goes well and you'll get some relief from the pain. Continue to take it easy.
You are so lucky with your green thumb & that just tossing the seeds, they sprout (lol). Maybe you could pot up some of those curry leaf trees & give as thank yous ...ReplyDelete
Glad to hear that Dancer is feeling better - he is such a handsome cat.
Ha, ha, unfortunately, I've tossed several handfuls of various seeds that haven't sprouted for me, so I am not sure about the green thumbs! But, I have better luck with sprouting seeds than of transplanting seedlings, which almost always die on me!Delete
Thank you; Dancer is doing OK. He has a thyroid condition that causes him to throw up on a fairly regular basis.
I'm always excited when I see volunteer plants. I transplanted some cosmos the other day that I found in the yard.ReplyDelete
Volunteer plants are fun and cosmos are some of the best! Birds love the seeds.Delete
Everything's going well, thanks. It's fun when volunteer plants pop up in the soil. You sound busy and happy. I buy green bananas, too.ReplyDelete
Glad to read that everything is going well, Stephenie. Yes, volunteer plants are fun. Unless they are chinaberry seedlings from my neighbor's two trees! Or tree of heaven seedlings from my other neighbor's old tree (they cut it down, but, I've a bunch of seedlings trying to grow in my garden!)Delete
It sounds like you have lots of people checking up on you. It's nice of them to offer to pick up things for you and nice that you will make a mask for her.ReplyDelete
Sharon, yes, I am surrounded by good friends and family. I've been thinking of you and hoping that the recent dam breaks haven't impacted you. Hope you are no where near that area!Delete
I can't believe your volunteer tomato plant has fruit already.ReplyDelete
Exciting times at your house :)
Well, it has flower buds! Let's hope they will open and be fertilized and form fruit! The volunteer melons are growing well, too, so far!Delete