This season I have been going wild over gardening. When I get a free moment or don't feel totally and completely drained, I head out to the garden to do a little watering, weeding and pruning. It's addicting I tell you.
About a month back we started working on weeding and boy did that garden have some deep roots for some of those buggers! Totally rough work and I've seen my fair share of grubs and other creepy crawlers to last me a lifetime but it had to be done. Hubby, BB and I went out and bought some tomato plants, basil and a few ornamental beauties to spruce up the place.
The tomatoes are coming along swimmingly though I did think they'd be much bigger by now with dozens more flowers but hey, patience is a virtue right?
Some plants had outgrown their containers so we decided to re-pot most and prune as needed. My mother has loads of containers full to the brim with chicks and hens which we shuffled around here and there. Really, I love these babies. They are so easy and require so little maintenance. It's my ideal plant really.
BB bought my Mom some dahlias and I wish I had taken a picture when they first bloomed. The flowers were huge and so pretty! Ah well, at least we have the memory and the rest of the blooms look just as lovely even though they are so much tinier.
My nieces bought me a yellow dahlia for Mother's Day and it's started to bloom lovely babies on the side. I can't wait to see what it has in store for me.
I also bought some seed bombs from this lovely etsy shop and I'm happy to say that itty bitty stems have been sprouting up like crazy so I should have more pics to show off soon as soon as they begin to bloom.
I'm not sure what can be eating our lovely basil though ... could it be aphids ... white flies ... garden gnomes who are playing tricks on me? And what is the best way to rid ourselves of the buggers who are making my basil look so pitiful? I bought this at the garden store but then I read articles like this online and wonder ... is it such a good thing to use or is there something more organic out there that could fit the bill just as well?
It's been fun and will hopefully remain a calm place to get away from it all this summer. With so much going on it's good to take out a few minutes to just sit outside and enjoy some fresh air and sunshine.
Last weekend, Art Star hosted it's annual Craft Bazaar in Philadelphia. I'd gone once before and loved it so I definitely wanted to make sure I went this year as well. BB came along and luckily, so did her daddy. I was afraid she'd be bored and restless but luckily my darling husband took care of her pretty much the entire time. I'm a lucky girl!
Unfortunately the weather was so hot and humid that I wound up with a horrible migraine and we ended up heading home early. I did manage to take some pictures of a few vendors though and although my head was aching, I'm really glad I went.
And guess who was there? Jay McCarroll! I know, how cool right? People were swarming around him and that's about when my headache started to kick in so I didn't stop to say hi but I did snap a few pics of him at his booth.
He seemed genuinely happy to be there and was so nice with the folks who stopped to talk to him as far as I could tell. How nice, right?
I totally intend on visiting each of them and getting a little something for me or some of the special folks around me. And next year I'll make sure I'm hydrated, well rested, my belly is full and my baby and baby daddy are in tow before hitting the bazaar. Or maybe I'll have my own table in 2011? Now that's something to think about ...