Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Looking forward.....

to an adventure tomorrow!

I am going to the wholesale nursery in Gonzales. What kind of adventure is that? I do that fairly often. But this time, I am going to get to meet JolanaWeb!

Jolana is the soul of Gardening in Texas on Garden Web. She was there when I signed up way back when (about 2003 or 2004), and she knows everything! She knows about plants and dogs, and rotten neighbors, and husbands who don't garden.....

Jolana is a hoot!

So, I am very excited to meet her. She is going to meet me in Gonzales and we will go to the nursery together. I have met 3 other people in person who I first met on the Internet, and so far, they have all proven me to be an excellent judge of character. I think most gardeners are upstanding peoples.

Be sure, I will come back with pictures!

Also, I have joined 'Blotanical', but I am reading the FACS before I rush in and make a supreme fool of myself. I have had several nice comments from people who saw I had joined, and I appreciate them very much.

Since the MG plant sale is over, this MG is on sabbatical for awhile, and I am busy in the garden while the weather is glorious. I get to this computer early in the morning, and in the evening, as a rule. I am looking forward to being able to work on my blog and look at bulb catalogs for a change!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

I thought of Ancient One

I saw this on the 'I Can Has Cheezburger' site, and I immediately thought of Ancient One's goats.

I doubt that Ann has a liquor cabinet, but just in case.....

Saturday, September 12, 2009

RAIN! Heavenly rain.....

We are getting rain! Today is the 5th day in a row that it has rained on my garden.

Everything loves it! So far, we have had about 5.5" of rain, and the flowers, shrubs, trees, weeds.....(yes, weeds, weeds, weeds) love it!

I will be pulling them out on my hands and knees next week!

Probably have lots of 'skeeters' too. It only takes them 4 days to populate the world after a nice rain.

I will say " Thank you, Lord" for the rain. We can always do something about the 'skeeters'!

An example of Bobby's work.....

My husband is a wonderful artist. He doesn't get to do it for a living yet, but plans to use his skills when he 'retires'.

He made this bird to donate to the Master Gardener plant sale a couple of years ago, along with the metal basket behind the bird. I think this bird is just too wonderful!

What character he has! The bird, that is......well, Bobby too.

Saturday, September 5, 2009


Nell, the Seed Scatterer, was gracious to bestow a meme on me. I am not really sure what a meme is, but I am grateful for the honor, anyway.

She said I was to tell 7 things about myself. I am not sure there is that much to tell about me.

But, I will try.

1. I am very proud of my family. Not just my contempory family- husband who makes me very proud, children, siblings- they all make me proud. I am talking about the ones who are gone, the ones who got us here, and taught us that this life and this country are worth the extra care it takes to keep it for us.

2. When I get interested in something, I want to learn everything I can about it. But I get bored with things sometimes too, and I will put them down and not pick it back up for a long, long time, sometimes years.

3. I have a dog who loves me completely. My cat is learning from the dog, and now follows me around the house, a bare 2 steps behind me. All. Day. Long. My dog talks to me. She speaks in sentences sometimes. I swear she does. She is a boxer, you know how they are.

4. I love, love, love to teach! I am not a teacher, but I like to teach other people about plants and propagation, rain water harvesting, and such.

5. I have 2 sisters. We are as different as we could possibly be. The most baby sister is a Real Nurse. Actually, she is a Boss of Nurses. My middle little sister is TOO- The Organized One. That woman is so organized it makes my head hurt. Me? I am terribly dis-organized, and only seem to know what I am doing. I don't, really. Usually.

6. My Dear Husband is a real artist. He works in metal and/or wood for the most part. He does some wonderful things. If I just say..."I wish we had....", he will soon figure out how to make it.

7. One of my most favorite things to do is to share plants, especially seeds. I have sent hyacinth bean vine seeds all over the country and Canada. I still have a lot to share, along with a ton of other seeds. I have many more than I need, and I don't want all that beauty to go to waste!

NOW, I am to pass the Meme onto 7 other peoples. I am not sure I know 7 to pass it to, but I will do my best.

Ann, at Ancient One's Place has been a favorite blog to go to for a long time. She and her husband keep these goats that are a great source of amusement. She has wonderful pictures to look at too, although they are not always garden pictures.

Donald, at Donald's Texas Garden, posts the most beautiful pictures of his flowers. He always has something different happening.

Sheryl Smith- Rodgers, at Window on a Texas Wildscape is a writer who's gardens have been certified by Texas Parks and Wildlife as a Texas Wildscape.

Mr. BrownThumb always has so much of interest going on! I have learned a lot from him!

Raquel at Perennial Garden Lover is the daughter of an Internet friend, Capricious in Cleveland. Both are fantastic gardeners, but the Mama has discovered Facebook, and we may not see her gardens for awhile.

Lorilee, over at Cackleberry Cottage has a lot of neat things to read about on her blog.

My last candidate for this Meme is Sarge Charlie. He has entertained me for a long while now, and I wish him good health and good fortune. He tells it like it is.

Now I just have to go tell all these folks that I have passed the meme on to them.....

And I have no idea how to link this back to Nell.....I can probably figure it out.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Look at this sweetie. Her name is Mylie Kastle, and she is our new grand baby girl. She is Bobby's first grandbaby that he didn't get from my side. He is just grinning and grinning.