Saturday, May 9, 2009


We had 11 straight days of rain!!!! Then Thursday we actually had a dry, sunny day. Mickey was able to mow both the front & back yards....which needed it VERY badly. They look so pretty now.

Yesterday it was scheduled to begin raining AGAIN for another spell. We had flowers we had sitting in our plant area in the garage, under the grow light, that we had to get into the ground. Mickey had told me to wake him up by 7 a.m. (if it was not raining) and we'd try and get at least the 17 sweet pea plants into the ground before the rain started.
Actually he woke up about 6:30 and instead of starting our day with our Bible study, reading and prayer we hurried out to plant those sweet pea's after 1 cup of coffee.

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I know you can not see them well here but trust me we planted the 17 plants here.

After getting them planted we weaved them through the lattice and then Mickey used green twine to anchor each on in place.
These Blue Sweet Pea plants were ones we started in the garage under the growth light. The seeds were a gift from my friend Anita from Germany. Thanks again, Anita!

Well, it went so well we not only got those peas in the ground, but I planted 24 impatiens in the front flower bed by the sidewalk, 2 more plants (can't remember their names) around the flag pole and 3 dusty moss plants in the back yard scripture bed.

THEN we weeded the entire "stream" area of the scripture bed.

We planted Moneywort in this last summer and this is all that really took hold. This was solid with weeds. Now we have to purchase more Moneywort to replant in the barrel and bare upper section.

We were TOTALLY done by 8:22 and just in time, because then the rain did begin again!!!

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Jillian, Inc said...

Whee is right! I am sure everything will look beautiful as it grows.

Mari said...

I'm happy you got them in before the rain came back!

Nancy said...

It takes alot of work to get the yards in shape every spring, but there is something soothing in working in the dirt.

Maxine said...

Yay for the sun! We finally had it today too. And it's hot! Glad you had such a good day.

Happy Mother's Day to you!

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Susan, I remember your lovely scripture garden from last year! Glad you were able to get things planted before the rain! That sure will make them grow quickly! :)

Hope you have a wonderful and blessed Mother's Day! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

Nadine said...

When it grows, I'm sure it will look gorgeous!

Happy Mother's Day Susan.

Dawn said...

We are having a lovely rain right now. I heard from Becky in Florida that they're in bad need of rain. Your yard will be lovely when all of these things take hold!

Have a wonderful Mother's Day.

Oh Sew Good said...

Happy Mother's Day! When you get some extra time, I would really appreciate hearing more about your Scripture Garden. What is that all about? It sounds intriguing. :)

Kathy said...

I can't wait to see the plants as they grow! I hope you will bless us with photos. Thanks to Mickey for rising early and doing that work that is just easier with two!

The Olson's: said...

You got a lot done in that short amount of time! And just in time! I, too, love looking around the yard after it's just been weeded & the grass mowed. It's a great time to pause & enjoy God's creation.
~ Leanne

Lori said...

Wow! That was quite a few rainy days. I'm sure you are glad to see the sun.

Your yard looks great. I love your scripture garden.