Busy, Busy, Busy

This post, “Busy, Busy, Busy” was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana 

This was really a busy weekend, but not many of the things I had planned to do were accomplished.  I had to plant the daylilies my sister sent me, and I finished today.  I had  to find a place to put them and then amend the soil.  Luckily I have a lot of compost from the fall leaves.  I finally finished this afternoon.  Rain is predicted for tomorrow, so that should help them settle in better.  The tops looked good, still green and firm.  I have high hopes for them since they are planted in the back yard where there is now more sun.

Of course, planting the daylilies entailed moving some ruellia and belladonna lilies.  That meant finding a new home for them, and the amending the soil and everything that goes with planting perennials.  My shoulders are a little achy from so much shoveling.  A good long soak in hot water with epsom salts is on the agenda for tonight.

I did many little chores around the garden:  trimming plants, pulling some weeds, moving containers from protected areas to the garden, and raking up the spent Camellia blossoms.  I did not get to do all the tasks I wanted to do.  A few hours this weekend was spent on those pesky non-gardening things that life keeps demanding be done.  So instead of dividing my ferns, I went to have the oil changed in the car, grocery shopping, etc.  All of which takes longer than anticipated.  So I still have a list of things to do and will try to get to some of them after work this week. 


One thing I did get to do was sit for a while and just look at the garden.  This little Tete-a-tete daffodil showed up this week.  With the loropetlum in the background, this made a pretty sight.  I find scenes like this always refresh me.



  1. flowergardengirl said,

    March 2, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    I haven’t done chores for months now—selling my house is in the way. I have to keep it looking like it’s twice the size it really is and twice as clean. I guess I do chores like cleaning but gardening would be way to messy–so I sit and read and wait. I enjoyed your weekend story. It seemed normal. I would love to return to normal:)

    I know it must be hard having your house up for sale. Having to keep it “home-buyer ready” all the time is hard. Enjoy your down time now because you know when you move into your new home there won’t be as much time to sit and read, huh?

  2. Brenda Kula said,

    March 3, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    Well, we had the same intentions. I’m sitting here typing with a frozen wrap on my back, it hurts so bad! I moved concrete blocks around the yard to put plants on so the dogs would leave the pots alone, etc. And did a real number on my poor old back. Which I always seem to do! But the gardens are worth it, aren’t they? Is there any other task we’d rather ruin our backs over?

    Yes, Brenda, the gardens are worth it. Try soaking in a hot bath with epsom salts for your back. My sister’s massage therapist recommended that she do that whenever she had aches and pains from working too hard physically. It really does work. I do it all the time.

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