I got Handful of Scraps back out to work on the second border – I never did get it appliqued in place I had got started working on the stars and the quilting on the Postage Stamp quilt and got side tracked. Would you believe I started blogging 10 years ago!! Wow time flies.
The Postage Stamp quilt is moving along – about 3/4ths of the last border now quilted.
The worst of the pollen is over I hope – that is for the trees, the grass pollen overlapped with the tree pollen last week making it twice as bad, but the thick yellow green pollen that sits on everything is about done – I hope! I enjoyed time on the porch yesterday although I still need to spray everything off to clean off the pollen – it was too breezy yesterday and all the water would have sprayed back at me. I have a lot of clearing up to do out here on the porch – all the bug and weed sprayers sitting out but I have a bit of work to do still in the yard with the weed killers. The front porch stays in deep shade from this time of year until fall.
The front yard getting very green looking now that the leaves are on the trees. I love all the hardwoods on the far side of the yard so leafed out at this time of year – it gives privacy from the dirt side road that runs down along side our property to the area in back of us that people live – not many but about 5 or 6 families back there.
The garden showing some green – I still have some flowers to plant and one package of sunflowers but over all what you see here is it – the sweet potatoes will go in someplace in June they like warmer ground. The cement block garden I added last week, I spray painted the blocks green to blend in better and I hope when all the veggies and flowers get going it will help make it look prettier. I still need mulch around the edges.
I tried to get a photo through the wire of the new little apples growing and all the photos were a bit blurry – well try for better when they get largers.
The tulips are about finished, still a few blooms but really falling apart now – I’m amazed at how long I was getting tulips and that they stayed pretty for at least a month. I will clean this bed out soon and Canaan’s were planted in the middle, they will be pretty and tall in the center if they come up and mostly red I believe, maybe some yellows – only 5 or 6 and then the Crinums on the outer edge. I don’t know how well they will do this year as I divided them last year and sometimes they don’t do really well for a year or so. We will see – I might need to find some more tall things to plant in the middle as the Crinums’ get pretty tall and fall all over everything so what you plant in the middle behind them has to be tall. This bed will be a work in progress this year after I cleaned so much out of it last fall.
Banana Chocolate Chip Walnut muffins were made late in the day – love these for breakfast.