Let’s catch up. What have you been up to this week? I know everyone has been buying flowers for their mothers because yesterday when I went to a local plant nursery, all the beautiful hanging baskets were gone. I did find what I went after though, and came home with a flat of cheery, yellow lantanas along with lavender geraniums and pink impatiens.
Right before dark, I took a rake and a hoe out front to my flower garden. My house is a ranch so there’s a long expanse of beds to fill. I have some perennials: day lilies, iris, a lovely bleeding heart, but I like some annuals to brighten up the beds. Spring just doesn’t feel right until I plant some posies.
The soil in my garden bed is easy to work. (I just have to watch to make sure I save any fishing worms I displace so that I can put them back.) But just as I planted the first lantana, it began to rain. I thought of my father who was a farmer and how he never stopped working because of a change in the weather. I got a little wet, but I finished the job.
I brought one pot umber-colored pot full of white geraniums inside to put in the kitchen window. It is to honor my mother who has been gone for many years.
Enough for now, catch you next week.