Sunday, April 22, 2007

Garden Progress

In spite of a freeze warning we had this week (which didn't affect my yard), I went ahead and put a few plants into my garden that I bought at Costco/Home Depot over the last couple of weeks. They've been hardening off on my deck in preparation for the garden.

In digging up some holes for those three curly-leafed heuchera, my shovel hit a rock - nothing unusual there. So I continued to probe around, dig around, trying to find an edge to the thing. My hole got bigger and bigger and I finally asked DH to come give me a hand. That big thing you see in the pic is the rock he extracted! After consideration, I decided to leave it in place as a decorative element. ;)

This spring I purchased three large pots for the back patio and got them planted up yesterday too. Can't wait to see them grow to fill the pot to overflowing with great color!




Saturday morning DD Mystie brought Hans and Jaeger to stay while she, and I a little later, worked on a service project at the church for one of our missionaries. I was making pancakes for the family, little Jaeger here put away three big whole-wheat pancakes, plus the leftovers of his older brother's. Yep, he favors the Paulson side of the family! :-D

Hope your weekend is a pleasant one!

15 comments:

Barbara said...

What a great pancake-eating picture!!!

Love your garden so far. I'll have to get busy with mine ...

Vonna said...

LOL! He's a sweetie eating his pancakes (and his brothers leftovers!) My twins are like that...one is skinny as a starving chicken (my DH's side) and the other is chubby and always hungry (my side, LOL!)
Your garden looks fabulous...I had to smile about the rock too...where we live is called Limestone Capital because we have many limestone rock quarries all over...the empire state building is built using Indiana Limestone...anyway...we have many rocks in our yard too and most of the time if we want to dig something we unearth monstrous rocks like yours :) I planted my flower containers and garden flowers this weekend too :) Glad to have my flowers coming back!

Virginia said...

Hi Von - Look at Jaeger so competent with his fork! LOL! Nice to hear about your garden - I havet o go put sticks in my pots to discourage kitties from sleeping in them...
Ginger

BeckySC said...

OOH, I love your garden :)
Sending you some Sunny/Warm, SC weather :)

Lana said...

Your Garden is looking Great! Cute picture of the gandbaby, as always. too cute!
~Lana~

Wendy said...

Lovely to see so much fresh greenery. My garden grows great rocks too.

Karoline said...

Both the garden and the grandson are looking lovely :)

Andrea said...

Love the garden. The rock is a lovely focal point.
Don't think your grandson could get him mouth any wider could he?!

Take care.

Margaret said...

That's some rock!! What a lovely addition to your garden.
What an adorable picture of Jaeger. He's sure enjoying those pancakes.

Jacqui said...

Love the look of your garden...anytime you fancy a trip to England feel free to come and do mine. LOL.

Great photo of the pancake eating too.

Carol said...

Aw, your garden is looking gorgeous!

Anne S said...

What an awesome shot of Jaeger ... put a huge smile on my dial ... are you sure he's not a distant relative of mine too? LOL. As for not moving that humungous rock ... geez, I wonder why?? I think I would've been leaving it right there too! ;P

Connie said...

I LOVE that rock! It couldn't have been more perfect if you had purposely bought it and brought it home!! What a great gift from your garden!

Have a wonderful trip! Will you be internet available?

Lizzy said...

That rock is just perfect for your garden! And your wee grandson is adorable...

Hope you enjoy your Holiday in The Bahamas... have lots of fun! :-)

Jenna said...

Great garden pics! I love the rock just where it is. :)