Saturday, March 21, 2009

What Did You Do Today??

How strange is This??!!!!
It Followed us!!!

I bought Marigolds for the vegetable garden (keeps bugs Out of the garden...they don't like the smell).
Yellow and orange ones.....
They came in this neat pack!
This is Pineapple Sage!! Gads! It smells JUST like a pineapple!
New dirt added...Yes everything is puny right Now, but You just wait!!....ahhhh....well, Hopefully!!Hahaa...
Geraniums for my pots...Red...
Hot pink....
Pink and red Dianthis...
Pink Calla Lilly...

Well, I've been WORKING!!!Hahaa....Know how you feel when the backyard is all brown and crispy?? I Couldn't stand it another minute so off we went to town this morning...at 7:15! We were in and out of Sam's Club in about 20 minutes...home to drop off the groceries and then off to Lowes for the garden shopping. A few ($$$) dollars later, I had fresh dirt, flowers, tomatoes, and herbs to play in the garden and yard with. I finished at high noon and it was already starting to get warm... I have a feeling it's going to be a hot Summer.
SO, I think I'll go find a comfy place to park it and finish my coffee. Ya'll have a Wonderful night! Before I go though, Thank You Brenda for hosting today's Challenge!!! There were some Wonderful entries!! Also, there were late comers so go back to the Brenda Blog and see who you missed!!

30 comments:

Blondie ~ Vintage Primitives said...

Hi Donna
I love my pineapple sage - where you live it should be a perrenial? Ain't Spring Fever contagious? Everyone I know is suffering, suffering, suffering from it. Chilly nights and warm days. Love my spring.
I am planting some brocoli tomorrow and some potatoes later this week, along with some vidalias.
There are some good reads out there on companion planting. I am very big into that. You can plant your flowers with your veggies - makes it pretty and resourceful.
Always blessed
Blondie

Donna said...

Hi Blondie! Long time no hear from! Hope all is still doing well in your neck of the woods! I couldn't believe how Delicious the pineapple sage Smells!! It's Wonderful! I'll have to figure out how to use it now!hahahaaa!
My Mom always said to plant marigolds in with the veggies because of the bugs...hope it works!!
Don't work too hard!!!hughugs

jenn said...

We went plant browsing today...couldn't find any to buy just yet, so we bought a greenhouse type thing and seeds, so me and the kids are going to attempt to grow something on our own. Don't know how well it will work, so we'll see. I didn't know that about the marigolds, though. I'm gonna get some of them for sure.

Donna said...

Jenn- Good for You! There's nothing Better than playing in the dirt!!hahaaaa...when I mowed the lawn the other day, I had to laugh...I though of you...Hope you've got that mower ready!! I have a feeling it's gonna be Fast growing this year!! Enjoy the planting sweetie!!hughugs

Amanda said...

I have never smelled pineapple sage ~ but i know that i would like it!
You have been busy ~ but your patch is looking great.

Hope you have a relaxing Sunday!

Love,
Amanda x

Donna said...

Amanda- Thanks Sweetie! Just got up a bit ago, walked out to the garden to see how things faired through the night, and found Something had been "rooting" around in the soil!!!LOL...that's my luck!! Have a wonderful night!!hughugs

Janice said...

Looks like you had a great day yesterday. I've been busy in the yard too. Its so realxing and enjoyable to work in the yard. Hasn't the spring weather just been wonderful? I love it!

Donna said...

Dang, I am so jealous! We can't put in our flowers for another month yet! Love all those choices. Can't wait to get geraniums for our big planters near the front porch.

Sally said...

Oh wow, you've been a busy little bee! It looks great! What do you think was plowing through, though? EEKs, that's not good!

Yes, marigolds, I plant them every year for the color but need to wait a bit. I'm sure hoping the things I cut back, will come back like the iris's and palms; they took a major hit.

Have a beautiful Sunday, Ms Donna! (hugs)

Brenda said...

I've never heard of pineapple sage, I'll be on the lookout for it, I love herbs! I've had lemon balm before and it smells delicious. We're having another cool snap (in the upper 50's during the day and cloudy) but maybe in a week or so I'll go hunting for garden plants.

Happy Sunday!

Did you find out anything about the unusual cloud?

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

We have at least eight weeks to go before we can bring any annuals home to plant! I enjoyed seeing all of your choices! Have a wonderful Sunday!
XOXO
Joni

Joan said...

All this talk about gardening is making me jealous...Lovely flowers. I have never heard of pineapple sage, i'm going to look for it.

Anji said...

I haven't done much in my garden for over a year. I've bought some seeds, next I have to go out and plant them...

Faery said...

Oh you had a great day at the garden I'm so glad to see the beggining of your herb and vegetable garden I am working on the same thing here.
Donna we've been watching those weird vertical clouds around here too...E.T? 8s

Anvilcloud said...

Two more months until we buy our bedding plants.

Anonymous said...

Pineapple sage is a new one on me. Do you cook with it? Or is it just for the garden?
How nice to be able to start planting already!

Cathy said...

Hello Donna
Just popped in from Caroline's blog.
Garden work down here is getting easier now the awful hot weather has gone, with the change in seasons things are slowing down but they never stop do they?
My mother always planted marigolds in the belief bugs didn't come near 'cose of the smell:)
Take care
Cathy

dabrah said...

Donna your garden is looking good. I need to go out there and dig mine over and start planting for this year. I hope I do a bit better than I did last year - one day I had all these baby veg growing and the next day there were just bits of stubble sticking out of the ground. I don't know what ate them all, but it wasn't me. I'm going to look out for pineapple sage, it sounds smellicious!

dabrah said...

What's that wisp of smoke you said was following you? Was it a twister?

JunieRose2005 said...

Donna,

You're getting on with your planting and gardening! I haven't yet started anything. Need to do a lot of trimming back and weeding out! (yah! Weeds grow when everything else dies! :( )

I - for one-LOVE Marigolds! I usually plant some every year! Nothing brighter or more cheery looking!


Junie

Dick said...

Lovely flowers, it will take at least a month before I can plant, still cold here.

Sandi McBride said...

Me too Sweetie! Been planting and tilling, mulching and watering. Columbine galore! Daisies and gardenias...ah Spring...
Love your choices of flowers...
Sandi

Donna said...

Butterfly- Yes it Has been beautiful!! I'm SO ready!!!hughugs

Donna- Don't be jealuos! When My plants are burning up, Yours will be Gorgeous!! I'M Envious!!!hughugs

Sally- I don't Know! Hubby said he'd get out there and do some "detecting!"lolol...right!hughugs

Brenda- I've had the lemon also and it smells wonderful. Never did find out about that cloud! Lilli (Lilli & Nevada blog on my blog roll) took a picture of one Also!! Weird!!!hughugs

OCF- Thanks Sweetie! You too!!hughugs

Joan- This was my first year to run across it too!! Never heard of it!hughugs

Anji-Hahaa...I had to throw myself outside as well, but once I get started, it's Hours before I stop!!hughugs

Faery! They Could be ET's!!!Hahaa...They seem to be showing up all over the world!hughugs

Ac- Awww....Hang in there! It'll be here before you Know it!!hughugs

Jazzi- I really don't Know!!Hahaa...It smelled TOOOO good to Not buy it!!Hahaa...hughugs

Cathy- Hi Girl! Momma's Always know best!Hahaa! Drop in Anytime sweetie!hughugs

Dabrah- That's what I'm worried about too!! Hope those little tender plants make it!!
And No, it wasn't a twister...I Think they are some sort of contrail...cloud??hughugs

Junie- I've got to do the Front yard next!!LOL...Geez...hughugs

Dick- It'll be planting time Before you know it sweetie!!hughugs

Sandi- I WISH I could grow a Gardinia!!!!!!! You need to take pictures of yours!!hughugs

Brit. (lille meg) said...

I wish it was here! We have still winter.It's a long time until we can do spring activities.
But I look forward to spring and summer!
Have a nice day!

Dellene said...

Donna your flowers look amazing! so pretty :-) LOL I think a flower would wilt if I came anywhere near it! confined to the kitchen thats me ;)

Donna said...

Brit- Awww..Wish you had those warm breezes blowing your way right Now!!!hughugs

Dell- Hahaa...poor thing! As long as you're in the kitchen, make me a coffee please!!! I SO need it!!hughugs

Daniela said...

HI Donna, I am loving the garden. I am getting the "itch" too. I can't wait to start. Can you do me a favor? Could you please explain to me how to enter A photo challenge? i would love too, but I've never done it and am afraid to admit that I have no clue how it works. Thanks sweetie, talk to you soon.

Donna said...

Daniela- It's Easy! On the right side of my blog you'll see The Brenda Photo Challenge Blog icon...click on it...Read about the current Challenge and if you want to participate just follow the instructions in the post and that's It! This next Challenge will be hosted by Me. The Theme is "What's Your Favorite Color", the date is Saturday, April 11th. Just have up to 3 pictures posted on your blog that reflect the Theme! If you have trouble signing in, just let me know and I can do it for you!!!
Let me know if this doesn't help sweetie!!hughugs

Lilli & Nevada said...

What a nice post you put out today, i love the flowers and i am envious if you got flowers to plant already.

Donna said...

Lilli- Thanks Sweetie! Spring is So nice!!lolol...hughugs