Friday, May 25, 2012

It's Greenhouse Season!

Typically we can expect a frosty night or two until the middle of June in these parts. This spring is holding promises of warmer nights so I'm tempted to pot up some annuals I wouldn't ordinarily risk to the cold nights. A stop to visit friends at The Greenhouse Co-op in St. Peter's is always a delight and I brought home some gorgeous annuals to fill two deck planters. I love the pink blooms of this 'Candy Rose Splash' geranium with it's little hit of red in the petals.

 If you haven't been to the Greenhouse Co-op make a plan to get there. It's full of absolutely fantastic bedding plants and an expansive nursery selection.

They also carry some of the most beautiful hanging baskets, planters and everything a keen gardener could want in supplies, even furniture!
I love the fine texture of this 'Gypsy Rose' Gypsophilia with the Celebrity Pink Morn petunias.

I went a little pink crazy but they will look great with the blue geraniums and delphiniums in the perennial garden and I have a couple of Madeira daisies to add some soft yellow to the planters. Okay, I'm heading out to the garden now to get my hands dirty.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

A few minutes...

Small things are sometimes the most time consuming. I took a little video and was amazed at how long it actually takes to make a tiny mushroom. This is just a fraction of it. I was listening to an NPR Tiny Desk Concert. Check them out here!

The video seems to have a glitch on this page so here's a link if your interested.
There's more work to do on this little basket but it's already making me happy.
It's has a soft mushroom cap cushion inside and the 'shrooms on the lid will serve as a handle.