May 20, 2013

Two things you don't want to see

First is the cat you allow into your home participating in her favorite pastime. 
Dirt rolling.
The second is finding an impostor in your tray of sunflower seeds.  Yes, the ubiquitous stink bug.
The shower went very well and was really nice.  I cut the lawn with the little mower before leaving and everyone was picking the maples' whirly gigs from my hair, plus those other hangy things.  Hey.  I can't see the back and it's easy to get caught in this mess.  Having it at Pizza Joe's was brilliant!  Everyone likes pizza, there were several varieties, salad, drinks and cake, and a really nice private room perfect for a small party.  When I came home, I planted.  This year I decided on all bright yellow marigolds called Janie and I love the darker yellow.  This nursery had healthy bushy plants, 4 to a pack instead of 3 at our other place.  I'm tired of red geraniums and white petunias every year and like the pop of yellow.  When planting in my wheelbarrow, we have slits cut in the bed and I use heavy landscape fabric to line it.  Folding and stapling the corners makes it deeper so I can add more dirt and hold it all in.  Mulch and moss cover the edges when done.

I just love the Black Scallop Ajuga ground cover when it blooms.  They last quite a while.
My guy Ed will be here soon for the final coat of mud.  I wish all of this dust would be a one time deal, but hubby said to do one room at a time.  He knows that when I have too many decisions at once I get confused and it all comes to a halt, so his advice was spot on.
Thanks for all the compliments about my stitches being so nice!  The reason I removed that line of letters and stitched again, is because the rest of the alphabet was the same color for every two letters, and this line's error was each letter being different.  It bugged me. 
Ed's here.  Need to hang the sheets again.
Thanks for visiting - enjoy your Monday.
 
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21 comments:

Shirlee said...

The flowers look lovely, glad that the shower was fun, & good luck with Ed! Stinkbugs. Ugh. These little guys are what's keeping me out of PA : )

Jeanne said...

Your flowers are beautiful! My god Marly, I screamed when I saw the stink bug....hate those things. Good luck with the dust again. :)

Vickie said...

Nice flower combination. I love the black scallop too. I lost quite a bit this winter it seems.

Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

Sounds like everyone showed up at the same place for the shower! YAY! I haven't planted a sigle flower yet...I'm always late any more..looks like no difference THIS year!We stayed at the Holiday Inn over the weekend and just as I started to drift off, I looked up to see a stinkbug on the ceiling over my head. Not a pretty sight...of course seeing hubby up on the bed in his gutchies trying to snag it wasn't pretty either....just sayin' ---Jan

butterfly said...

Beautiful flowers the colours look wonderful together.
Did not like that stink bug we have green ones here.

butterfly said...

Beautiful flowers the colours look wonderful together.
Did not like that stink bug we have green ones here.

Pam in IL said...

Neat idea with the flowers in the wheelbarrow. I usually see where people just throw dirt in the wheelbarrow and plant their flowers. I have some Ajuga too, but I don't know the variety. Yours looks so pretty!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Love the way you planted your wheelbarrow... you've given me an idea.

Carol said...

OK, I'm sitting here on my lunch hour at work eating--what else, but sunflower seeds. Oh, my gosh, Marly!! I would have totally freaked out if I'd seen a stinkbug masquerading as a sunflower seed. My seeds are still in the bag so I think I'm safe (but who really knows?) Stupid things--they are so annoying and creepy...

Love your planting colors this year--nice choices!

Anne said...

Gorgeous flowers Marly! I love the wheelbarrow as a planter. We did that one year for my mom but we never used the landscaping fabric!

kelley said...

I love when cats do the rollies...in dirt,on concrete or tile flooors...wherever...they get that beyond pleased look...

darn stink bugs...they are every where!

Primitive Stars said...

Oh Marly your flowers look so pretty, have to look for the Black Ajuga, beautiful.....Glad the shower was fun as for the Stink Bug, Yuk!!!!! Love the rolling Kitty, cute, Francine.

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Can you send me some of your energy? You accomplish so much--love the flowers in the wheel barrow

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Your flowers are beautiful!

Barb said...

My daughter's dog does the same thing. I stoop to pet him and he rolls over in the dirt so I can pet his tummy. He is my little sweetie! Of course, I don't have to clean up after him! The flowers look great!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Ellie always fall over on her back to get a belly rub - doesn't matter where.
Oh, those darn stink bugs. I've sent 6 of them swimming in Lake Erie (aka flushed) in the last two days. They seem to like to come in the computer room and right now there are a few more trying to get in. UGH!!!
Hugs :)
Lauren

Chris said...

Happy cat :)
I hope that your week goes well.

C. M. Designs said...

Hello, Marly, The colors you decided on are so pretty and bright. That wheelbarrow will be an amazing sight when the flowers start growing.
We have a kitty who loves to have his tummy rubbed.. He's in indoor kitty though so no dirt involved.
Have a great week.
By the way, I love your yellow shoes.
Charlotte in Va.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Eeeew! Glad you didn't pop that stink bug into your mouth with a handful of sunflower seeds! Blech!
Pretty flowers and love the planted wheelbarrow - wish I had more land to do more fun and creative things with my garden.

Ginny said...

Your flowers are so pretty! We still need to go shopping for ours. Soon!

Plumruncreek ♥ said...

Your flowers are so pretty. Love the mulch and moss idea!

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