Monday, March 9, 2009

Whistle while you work

The weekend just flew by....as usual! Saturday was beautiful...warm and sunny. It was pretty windy though...and probably not a good day to be planting seeds. I did it anyway...I will probably have flowers popping up in random places. Last year when I planted zinnia seeds, one fell into a crack on the patio. It grew, and bloomed, and is actually coming up this year. What a will to survive.
My aunt came over to sun bathe while I worked away...I tried to get her to help...her idea of help was keeping my company while I worked.
I planted Coneflowers (white & purple), zinnia (3 different kinds), Daisy (3 kinds), foxglove, lupine, hollyhocks, cosmos, black eyed susan, salvia, columbine, and some more that I am forgetting at the moment.
I finally sprayed polyeurethane on the "circus" piece as The Hunter calls it...and put it out in the yard Now my focus shifts to the front yard. I am going to expand 2 beds and create 1. I am going to use all the flowers I just seeded to make this happen.

15 comments:

Kathleen from Eggs In My Pocket and Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Looks like you have been busy and will have some pretty things sprouting soon! blessings,Kathleen

Ginger said...

this is quite an extensive seed starting operation! I think black eyed susans are the only perennial flowers I have started from seed. They are so tough - we just had work done on our foundation and they were stomped on and had wheelbarrows run over them, and they are fine!
Where do you have room for all these things? I would love to see your garden! Maybe when I get your pay it forward gift ready!

Dirt Princess said...

Ginger...I am a low budget gardener...LOL! I save seeds off of every plant I can. I steal seeds from my mom and neighbors as well.... I swap seeds with them. I have pics of the back yard on my post under monthly yard photos. I have not taken any of the front yard yet...it looks terrible. The beds are ok...but the grass...ugh! I need to take this months pics and post

EB said...

Hmm. So you're able to sow outside? I look forward to seeing them all coming up, isn't it exciting?

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

You are going to have a gorgeous garden. I love all the flowers that you started. It's great making room for new plants by creating new beds. I start doing that when I run out of room in my gardens. Have fun and I hope everything grows!

Dirt Princess said...

EB, I have to sow outside...unfortunately I do not have greenhouse (yet!). That is one reason I wait so late to start seed (or atleast it is late to me). I have big plans for these little seeds...so I am hoping they all rise up for the occasion!

Dirt Princess said...

Kathleen..I am very excited. I love to see the green sprouts shooting from the soil! However, when I planted all of them Saturday...it donged on me in the middle of the night (yes I think about gardening in my sleep!), that I didn't poke holes in the cups! So I had to get out there Sunday and poke holes in them. That would not have been good for them to all drown :(

Becca's Dirt said...

Lots of baby plants. I know it's going to be pretty. Looks like you did a lot of work. Love your posts.

Claire said...

Oh my! I have zone envy in the biggest way! I wish I could plant outside. Not a chance until at least the end of April. Patience....

Thanks for visiting my blog - Luna enjoyed your comments! She will be doing her goat dance routines frequently I am sure, so stay tuned!

Tim said...

We can't do anything for fear of frost until around the second week of April, so I'm chomping at the bit here, as well. Got some things started in the greenhouse, but it's not like really digging in the dirt!

No matter what the Hunter says, the Circus Piece is pretty cool!

Gardeness said...

I think my whistle would go dry with all that work. Great job! You're garden is going to be beautiful with so many fantastic flowers. Can't wait to see it in bloom. Love the seed boxes, too.

Lynda said...

Thanks for visiting my blog all the way in Africa, Dirt Princess ! I'm happy to have found yours, too :)
Bye for now
Lynda, Kilimanjaro, East Africa

flowrgirl1 said...

thanks for following my blog! i hope you enjoy and i look forward to following yours.

JoLyn said...

You are amazing! And I love the Circus Piece! When I get my yard cleaned up after winter, I will send you a photo of my water feature I built a few years ago. It's probably very simple by most standards, but I love it - and I did it myself!

Dirt Princess said...

JoLyn....anything you make you should be proud of! I love my circus piece...even though it looks crazy....it was an idea I had in my head and I brought it to life. I have many more crazy ideas!

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