Saturday, April 30, 2016

Wheeling, feeding and weeding

Our little road trip today was productive.  I picked up auntie and we headed out of town to a funky little gift shop.  I was looking for something special for my Mom's BFF who is turning 80 in a few weeks.  She still loves to garden so I found a gorgeous bird bath with a glass bowl.  The bowl is designed with Celtic knots  which will make her think of mom.  I don't have a picture because the owner wrapped it up so nice for me.  But it's beautiful.  A little more than I wanted to spend but auntie decided it should be from both of us so she chipped in for half.  Yay!  I hope I don't forget to sign her name on the card..........hahaha, I'm just kidding  Then we took an old back road towards the shore to a favorite summer restaurant that serves the best fried clams in the world
After getting home I tried to decide what to do with my little front flower beds.   Last winters snow and ice busted up the rose bushes that were in front.  I tried to cut them back and revive them last summer but it was hopeless so I tore them out.  Now I need to plant something pretty.
See that bare spot where the brown tipped over pot is?  I would like to have something colourful that has blooms all season.  Any ideas?  I know nothing about plants.  At the very right edge of the photo is a yellow potentilla bush but it looks dead too.  But I think it looked like that last year and eventually was ok.  Fingers crossed.  
Abby is pulling hard to get at that one remaining daffodil.  She likes to bite the heads off.  She's killed them all but one 
Now it's time to relax with a cup of blueberry tea and some blueberry nougats.  Yummy  


  1. Make sure daffodil flowers aren't poisonous please; some plants are and some not.

    You two ladies had a great day out and you are keeping Auntie young my'dear. Looking at your plate made me salivate like Pavlov's dog.

  2. looks like a great day out...I'd check with a local nursery to see what thrives best in your area/zone...I'm looking to find some lavender for my yard...

  3. It sounds like a very nice day. Your clams look great. Abby bites off the heads of the daffodils? How funny.
    Have you thought of Peonies? I have never seen anything that grows like Julia's. They get so huge and seem to love the snow. I mean if it was colder here I would plant them.
    It sounds like you had a really lovely day.

  4. How I love fried clams. It sounds like a good day all the way around I am sure if you go to a good greenhouse they will be able to help you chose something.

  5. What a lovely road trip! Shopping and eating, my kind of trip! LOL I agree, check with the nursery. I've made some very poor choices based on our water situation here in California. I should have went with drought tolerant...Love your daffodil!

  6. Sounds like you and Auntie had a great day and the food looks yummy!
    Yup, head to a reputable greenhouse and they will surely help you pick out something good.
    So sorry about the washer. It's always something. The joys of home ownership!
    Hugs :)

  7. Imlove day trips - looks like you had a fun day!

  8. Abby!!!!
    Blueberry nougats? I am intrigued.
    You could always get a large pot to fill with annuals that bloom all summer (like petunias) for that spot until you decide on something permanent