It was supposed to be a small trip

The weather has been divine here and I’ve been itching to stop by Whitfill Nursery. Right now I’m desperately waiting for their purple lilacs to come in any week now.  When I show up, I say hello to the guys and give them a wave like, “Hi!  I’m back!” and they help me out.

I just wanted a few herbs.

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But I got carried away as I always do at the nursery. I just want  every bloomin’ thing.  It also doesn’t help that it’s so close by so it’s always a good excuse to drop by.

12 pink geraniums, 2 bags of mulch, three herbs, a tomato plant, a replacement lantana (one guy didn’t make it last delivery and Whitfill replaces the ones they plant for up to a year!)…

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and oh…

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PINK roses.  I love pink, can you tell?  I mean, look at my blog.

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I may or may not have been partial to the name.

Then it was mulch time.  ACE Hardware did not sponsor this post by the way, so ignore the ad placement.  I do need a garden/home sponsor, with how much I blog about home and my garden, that’s for sure.  I sprinkled a bag of mulch all over my garden beds to make them happier.  In fact, as I am typing this post up, I want you to know that I smell like mulch.  This is so strange.

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Again, pink is my favorite crayon.  Aerosmith anyone?

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Seeing this pink ribbon a lot this month makes me think of my Aunt Alice who passed away when I was in high school, a complete surprise since she didn’t tell many she was sick.  She wasn’t a blood aunt, but she was such a big part of my life when I was little and I think of her as one of my own aunties.  I’ve really missed her and I remember being so heartbroken for my “cousins,” they were tweens and it made me realize at a young age how precious family, time, and life was.  The beauty of relationships is even if we aren’t blood – we get to be as close as family to others just like sisters, aunties, or second moms.  I think of you every time I see that pink ribbon Aunt Alice, I miss you and am thankful for every moment I shared with you.  Though I was a child, I remember how you made me laugh, how you loved me and how much I miss you.

Here’s where the hot pink geraniums went:

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I’m on the hunt for an awesome masonry company.  I need garden bed borders, paths, and a patio made.  If you have any recommendations please let me know.  I’m looking for quality and professionalism!

My little garden area.  Oh my, looks like I just have one gardening glove in the right place.  I have about four pairs total and they are scattered everywhere!

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I think I need to fill it some more gardening things.  Our storage shed has more of the big stuff, but this is what I need on hand.  I didn’t need that blue hose, but I needed it, if you get what I’m saying.

My personal posts lately seemed like I was depressed or I felt like I was complaining when they were really supposed to be reflections which was so strange because that’s neither what I felt or wanted!  So I’m lightening up a little and I think every Friday I’m also going to tell you what I learned throughout the week.

I learned this week:

  • Wasps do more good than harm to humans, they eat caterpillars!  I welcome them to my garden, just don’t make a home by my house.
  • Shake off basil before bringing it into the house incase there’s a bee still pollenating – oops.
  • Plant basil next season in the back.  It’s a fierce grower and shades out my other veggies.
  • Woodpeckers make holes and put acorns in there – thanks Animal Planet.
  • To stop buying things I can make myself.
  • To stop and listen to a bird sing it’s song.

Equipment used: Sony NEX-5R (c/o), 50mm f1/.816mm f/2.8 + 18-55mm (c/o).

Diana Elizabeth says more gardening stuff is on it’s way.  The trick is trying to figure out what is really functional opposed to having it sit on the gardening shelf for looks.  Such a dilemma. 

Trying to decide what to write to make myself sound interesting.

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