On this fine Sunday Morning, I said: " I want a strawberry patch."
He asked: "Where?"
He answered: "Yes, dear."
And promptly got to work. The Site Project Supervisor showed up looking like he'd had a hard night out.
The digging began in soil as hard as rock.
Yes. He is a perfectionist.
While this project didn't require the tractor (though there was a discussion about moving some soil in), it did require a power tool.
Did we pass inspection, Sir?
Wa-La. A nicely leveled strawberry bed.
Last Week: It is becoming an annual thing we do, the granddaughters, their mother and I: building fairy gardens. We started the day in Old Town, Ft. Collins at our fav store, The Perennial Gardener to buy the fairy things. I had these little pixies that my mom and I bought so many years ago. (Jen looked them up on ebay--$19.95 OMG). Then we were off to Bath Garden Center where we bought our plants. The girls planted their gardens in old wash tubs; I planted mine in a table top garden. I don't know how I ever forgot that I used to build little terrariums when I was a kid, so I raided my miniatures collection on the kitchen wall for my little garden. The plants are all outdoor plants, but since my pixies are so valuable (sentimentally, that is) I will keep it in the kitchen.
I even have the Easter Bunny.
This Saturday we went to Ft. Collins Garden Center for their 50% off sale on all perennials in gallon containers. I bought 22. We were shocked to see a line of vehicles--it was like Black Friday. The Black Friday of gardeners. Little wonder. Great bargains.
There's a new crop of baby birds. The nest fell out of tree at the end of the season last summer, so I brought it n. These little guys go in the kiddies' Easter Baskets. I love making them. Click here if you'd like see how I make them.
Finally, this little lady is recovering from crashing into the window. We heard her hit hard and rescued her. Hubby put her in the bird feeder up high out the reach of the cats where she recovered and flew off.
And that is the week. Five weeks of school. Yes, I am counting. The weather has been gorgeous this week. Actually much too warm and far too dry. The irrigation wells have been turned on for the summer and we have done some watering, but seriously hoping for rain soon. Really soon. We are holding off on planting the 22 plants because the weather lady is predicting a hard freeze for Monday night and snow/ran for tomorrow morning. 80 degrees today; freezing tomorrow. Crazy.
A big thank you to the Head Gardener who worked harder than an old guy should and a big thanks to the Project Supervisor who kept us motivated.
Hope you all have fabulous week.