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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Deck and Patio


It has been a quest of sorts to find a table top for 
the curvy metal table base you see here.
 I was about to give up when I found a piece of sealed granite in a
 junk shop for a ridiculously low price.
 It weighs almost 80 pounds.
 Joe told me never to find a larger piece.
If an item is big and heavy I want it.


We routinely eat on the deck and bird watch. 
The hummingbirds arrived early this year. 
The hummers ignore us while flying from feeder to feeder.


The patio area will have flowers blooming around it shortly. 
The roses and amaryllis are budding.





I basically rely on perennials but do use a good many petunias in planters. 
They are not terribly thirsty and take this awful Deep South heat.


I have sweet mint (above), chocolate mint, rosemary, thyme, and basil 
growing on or near the deck. 
The rosemary and thyme are winter hardy here.

My first foxglove is blooming but I will share that beauty later.


joy and peace
Olive







Friday, April 11, 2014

Must Love Junk



Hello y'all I'm over at Must Love Junk today with Susan for Saturday Spotlight.
I talk about myself, my career before blogging, my family and more. 
Do come pay us a visit.

Joy and Peace
Olive

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Flower Garden Emerging


I am awfully excited about my first foxglove.        


Vinca and a vintage garden spreader.


Phlox-often seen at old home places here in the south. 
It is very slow growing.


Nasturtium I grew from seed. 
It is one of the easier flowers to grow from seed.
 I am trying to buy only petunias (annuals) this year at the nursery.
 They can take our heat. 

The geraniums in the earlier post were an unexpected bargain.
However I am easily swayed when it comes to flowers my peeps.


The perennials are emerging in the flower garden. 
Some have winter burn but will survive.


My rusty wheelbarrow is always nearby.
 That pod of grass was filled with felled pine trees from the February ice storm. 
In a few weeks the flower garden will be filled with
 blooming roses, day lilies, and other beauties.

We are thankful for rain yesterday. 
We took  items to the booths and got incredibly wet but had a good time.

If you are in the Deep South plants labeled full sun (not roses) really need
 some partial shade because our full sun is brutal.


happy gardening
Olive



Saturday, April 5, 2014

Poppytrail Daisy



We are looking for this Metlox Poppytrail Daisy pattern.
 A happy dinnerware pattern my friend Beth is enthralled with.
 I am usually the china/transferware freak.
 For her to fall heavily for this pattern I thought I might put out a call for assistance.

Poppytrail Daisy was released in 1964.
 If any of you have a few pieces you may want to sell for a reasonable please let us know.  
She has 6 salad plates and the gravy bowl.

Thanks bunches
Olive