Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Adventures! Plants! Books!

We were off to get flowers to fill all of our pots yesterday...our Monday field trip! We were about halfway there when we turned at a red light and heard a jarring noise! Den pulled into a parking lot, got out and discovered we had a wiry foot long spike in our back tire...with at least three inches actually in the tire. Oh my! Our car shows the air pressure in the tires on a little screen while you drive...so we watched while we drove...trying to decide what to do...what we discovered is that the air in that tire was going up...not down. So...being the scaredy cats that we are...we drove to the dealership where the great guys there took off the tire and checked it out...washed the car...and happily sent us on our way. We stayed in the inside lounge and munched popcorn while everything was done. Then...we went to get flowers for pots! And we actually potted them!

Today we are "assessing bare places"...and probably potting a few more pots...I am a whimsical potter...I love the way a plant trails all over the pot and onto the ground...I only love blues and pinks and purples and whites...with splashes of yellow...Den is a more precise planter...he likes things edged and straight up in the pots...ick...that's why I plant and he places. My only concession to him is that other than big plants...all flowers are in pots...with pretty spiky things in them...so we don't "mess up the mulch." Sigh! Plus...Den likes taking pictures of what we did last year so we can replicate...I like wandering through gardening stores and choosing what looks like it would have fun in the pots! I do want one of these for the deck...a desert pot! This one is from "Margaret at A Way to Garden." I want to do this NOW!

Reading this...quite yummy! Lots of ballerinas and dysfunctional characters...I loved her first book, too.

And...just to re-emphasize...I freaking loved this book! Loved it! I loved the cover when I got it and I loved the insides even more.

That's it for me! Have a happy day!


  1. Oh my gosh, what did you run over?

  2. I love that cover, too! I'll have to go check it out. :)

  3. Yes, how did that rod end up in your tire and how could he pressure go up??
    The other day a squirrel ran in front of me and I hit it. That was bad enough but about a mile later, he must have fallen off because I heard it tumble through the tire well. Ugh.

    1. Freaky...the mechanics said the tire was ok because we pulled it out so fast!

  4. That is so bizarre!

    Love potted plants, too. Enjoy!

  5. That's so odd.

    I got some pots planted yesterday too. I tend to do the same thing year after year though.