Saturday, February 14, 2009

Photo Friday.

Er, I'm posting on Saturday, but I took them yesterday and then ran out of time to post.

My babies.

Christmas cactus that bloomed a little late.

These are off a plant that I grew from a cutting from Tim's Aunt Mary.  The cutting is from a plant that was his great great grandmothers.  


Peas and zucchini

Heirloom tomatoes


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Spring weather.

It got up to 65 degrees today.  It was so nice to be outside without a jacket.  Unfortunately it's not going to last.  By the end of the week it's back in the 20's and 30's.  Oh well, today was a preview of spring.

My seedlings are getting big and now I'm trying to figure out how I'm going to re-pot them before they can go outside.


I ordered more seeds today.  Tim asked me what I wanted for Valentine's Day and I told him gardening stuff.  So, I ordered seeds for jalapenos, haberneros, and poblano peppers.  I was only going to order those but I wanted to justify the shipping price so I also ordered some seeds for some flowers.  I ordered marigold seeds (for pest control), flowering tobacco, and some bee balm seeds.  I am going to get two more seed started trays and I'm going to be good to go.  I can't wait until I can get out and dig some compost into the ground and get these babies planted.

In other news, Rhino busted out of her new cage the other day so she is now in her third cage.  She was trying to chew her way through her cage this morning so now she is in Chopstick's old cage.  I don't think she's very happy with us right now because she likes to climb and can't.  I'm going to have to find her some things to play with in her cage so she doesn't plan a massive revolt.

Looks can be deceiving.  She looks so cute and cuddly but in reality, she's pure evil.

That's pretty  much all I have for now.  Now I'm going to be waiting for my seeds to come.  Patience.  Ugh.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Look what I found!

I planted seeds on Saturday afternoon.  Today is Tuesday.  Three days later and I have seeds sprouting!  I love planting things and seeing them actually grow.  I have peas, zucchini, zinnias and asters sprouting up already.

Baby Peas

Little Zinnias.

I planted 12 little cups of each of these:  cucumbers, zucchinis, sugar snap peas, green beans, red heriloom tomatoes, orange heirloom tomatoes, foxgloves, shasta daisies, asters, zinnias, envy zinnias, and sweet peas. I also have planted some hot peppers:  cayenne, santiagos, and hot portugals.  Tim is going to order some haberneros and I'm sure a couple more mouth burners.  

Now, for some cute little nose pictures.  Last night while I was laying in bed watching TV, Patchy came up and snuggled.  I couldn't resist snapping some pics of his cute little nose.  I'm amazed that he continued to lie there and not move while I was taking these.  He was almost asleep.  He's such a good boy.

Such a kissable little nose.