Friday, June 20, 2008
They're Everywhere, They're Everywhere!
Mums, that is! Oh my goodness, were we ever so busy today! Plantin', plantin', plantin' our lil' rooted cuttings of mums and asters. Red, Yellow, Orange, Purple, Pink, Bronze and Gold mums and Lavender, Purple, Fuchsia and Pink asters! Did you know they all have women's names? - like Red Glenda and Orange Hannah or Alberta Bronze and Pink Victoria - isn't that fun. There are so many varieties to choose from - you might jus' find one named after you!
One thing I'm super excited about this year is that we went to drip irrigation. You will see in one of the pics my hubby, Shaun and son, Casen hooking it all up. For 10 years, I've been watering in excess of 1,500 pots by hand each and every day during the growing season - sometimes twice a day. Hours and hours spent with a water hose in hand - I will not miss that one bit. This will really free me up to do other things I love to do - like PAINT.
I'll keep you posted as they grow - I'll also show you the beautiful flowering cabbage and kale we plant for fall as well as pansies and purple baron millet! Even though summer officially starts this weekend here in Kentucky - I always do look forward to autumn - it is absolutely my favorite season!
Have a happy and blessed weekend!