Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A Giveaway and more Garden news

I just discovered a darling Etsy shop, blog and FB page...My Stitches to Treasure...Deb Bures is giving away this wonderful prim sheep to celebrate her year anniversary on Etsy...
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isn't he beautiful? I sure think so anyway and hope you enter ...would be cool of one of my readers would win......
she has a lovely Etsy shop......My Stitches to Treasure ...her stitchery is wonderful...I am so tempted as I can't use my sewing machine right now with so many  in our little house...no room! we lost so much in our fire two years ago....its been fun picking up a few new things for the holidays...I put her shop on my favorites....

The storm we expected came in like a lion on Sunday afternoon and rained most of the day and into the night..clearing off yesterday....Alan did manage to build 3 more raised beds...he calls them planters....they are completed now and next on the agenda is getting some compost and amendments to add to our natural soil....there is a company not too far from us that sells such things, and fairly cheaply if you bring your own truck..a truck load is about $30 which will would be all we would need......we have a neighbor who has a truck.....
this is so basic right now.....but coming together.....Alan also trimmed our jasmine and sago palms..the very front wooden planter boxes are planted with sunflower seeds which do very well for us.....and will attract birds....the ground will be covered with the grass mats so we won't have to worry about weeds....I plan on having some pots of flowers here and there too....

I cleaned out the flower beds and planted some dutch iris...
the flower beds are new for us too having just been dug last year......before the yard was all grass, but as the kids are grown now, we just don't need all that lawn anymore..but are leaving an area for our grandson to play on.....plus the clothes line.....I would like to completely fill the flower beds with iris and day lilies eventually...
all this exercise has been so good for both of us...Alan's blood sugar has gone down!
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