This morning hubby and I took a nice walk together and looked at ther river and woods and houses and flowers in the neighborhood. Very nice! We listened to the birds. A little nuthatch and a mockingbird favored us with special songs along our walk, of course there were quite a few other birds chirping and singing too and a couple of hawks crying. Later on He puttered in the garage while I planted out my tomatos, peppers and one eggplant. While I was out there I chatted with the neighbor and we traded some onion sets for seeds and he gave me his lime bucket over the fence and instructed me to put a scoop of lime in the hole with each tomato plant to prevent blossom end rot. He says it works for him. He also suggested I trim a tree behind my garden to minimize the shade there. So.... hubby got the tree pruning tool out of the top of the garage for me and I cut all I could then hubby and son pitched in and finished the pruning excercise just before it began to rain.
Now I am sitting here with my laptop beneath the awning of the carport/patio and typing and enjoying a nice 66' afternoon as the rain is beginning to fall just in time to water my plants in well.
In bloom right now-- potted Azaleas, Sweet William and my golden comfrey--in the pot with the purple flowers in the photo above. I have lots of plants still sitting on the patio ready to be planted and lots of seeds. I sorted my seed collection by 'season' because here in North Carolina there's more than one growing season. I am planting warm season crops right now mainly, in the fall I can plant cool season crops. I'm also going to try cilantro--which I understood was a cool season grower here-- but my neighbor over the fence says he grows his all summer. So ok... here goes.
Over the fence today, I got some bunching onion seeds and some lime and lots of advice on making crispy pickles. I was also admonished to let my 'grown boys' do more of my yard work as I take it neighbor thinks I'm doing a bit more than I should. :) Well--- yah.. I like yard work though.. but he does have a point. Where're those boys??