Monday, October 13, 2008

True love...

This is what my pretty new bed looks like now that my dear husband spread all my mulch for me while I was lying in my bed this weekend recuperating.

Not only did he take care of kids and dogs and housekeeping and shopping and cooking, he gardened for me, too. He spread 6 bags of mulch and he pulled mutant malabar spinach and swiss chard and fed the deer, and then he planted new lettuce plants in their place. Lettuce plants I didn't have time to get in before the surgery and would have just let die in the garage until I was up to gardening again.

I'm pretty darn lucky. I got fed great homemade food and pampered and got to check things off my list without even lifting a foot out of bed!

Here is a lousy picture of my new blooming rose, Maggie. It's a couple of days old, so it's sad, but I'm too proud of it not to post it! It might not hold up against all the beautiful photo-shopped professional quality pictures of bloggers who raise dozens of roses, but it makes me happy, so here it is!
And this is my first bloom on my Desert Rose. Which is odd, because it normally blooms all summer, but I moved it and that clearly wasn't the right thing to do!

On the reovery front, thanks for all the good wishes. And thank goodness for laparopscopic surgery. I'm almost back to normal today with much less discomfort and only one nap! Might be gardening by next week, even!

10 comments:

Mother Nature's Garden said...

You are so blessed to have a wonderful hubby. Wishing you a speedy recovery.,
Donna

Gail said...

Glad you are recuperating and your sweetie sounds divine!

Gail

Isaac said...

I just planted that same rose Maggie about a month ago. It's got a great fragrance to it.

getgrounded said...

Sounds like your DH is a keeper! That new bed is going to be a lot of fun for you, I can tell. Welcome back to the land of the upright!

nancybond said...

Your garden looks beautiful and I'm glad you're recuperating nicely. Yes, as someone already said, your hubby is a keeper. :)

Diana said...

Mother nature's garden - thanks - I am blessed and well on the way to being well.

Gail - he is, isn't he? And I don't tell him enough, so this was my public "outing!"

Isaac - it was the smell that sold me on it. Wow. What a beautiful fragrance -- good luck with yours.

Robin -- thanks - and I am trying not to overfill that bed (like I did before!) Remind me later when I post that I think I can squeeze something else in there!

Nancy - Thanks. Wish you could smell those roses!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Hi Diana, so glad to hear you are recovering well. You deserve such treatment as help in the garden and homemade meals. You are blessed with mulch love.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Hi Diana, so glad to hear you are recovering well. You deserve such treatment as help in the garden and homemade meals. You are blessed with mulch love.

Layanee said...

Your new bed is similar in shape to mine so we have that in common! A new crescent bed! It is nice to be pampered but having surgery is a tough way to achieve it. Glad you are feeling better.

Diana said...

Layanee -- I like that shape, don't you? I like curvy beds, in any case. And pathways, too. I guess I am always trying to soften up the hardscape that's around. Yeah, you're right - pampering is better if you don't have to go under the knife, and I get pampered a lot the rest of the time, too, so I'm a lucky gal.