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
They also carry some of the most beautiful hanging baskets, planters and everything a keen gardener could want in supplies, even furniture!
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.
Friday, May 25, 2012
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
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.