Friday, January 2, 2009

Oh, what a beautiful day ...

After months of making hors de oeuvres and preparing for birthdays and holidays and company and a whole New Year, today was the perfect day to get back into the garden.

Kallie and I spent the afternoon in the sunshine -- it was 78 here -- and got some work done.  In between playing with dogs, bike riding, writing and painting with watercolors, she helped me plant some seeds.

I planted a row of radishes in the veggie garden, and she planted a Big Boy tomato, some Genovese Basil and some Sweet California Wonder bell peppers in little pots to go into the greenhouse for an early start.  We're crossing our fingers...
I also planted some orange ditch lilies that were a gift from Lori at The Gardener of Good and Evil.
And then I planted a fistful of Larkspur seeds that were generously given to me by MSS of Zanthan Gardens.
And I planted what I think are Crinum Lilies, given to me by one of my dear blogging friends on our adventure to Peckerwood, but now I can't remember who shared them with me.  Help - if you are my generous friend, please take pity on my poor memory and let me know and remind me what kind they are.  (I have a terrible memory...it's a wonder I can garden at all sometimes!)
All in all, a very good day!

11 comments:

Gail said...

Diana, All in all a good day! The weather sounds wonderful, we had temps in the high fifties and I was thrilled! Enjoy your weekend. Gail

Diana said...

It's good to garden, isn't it? Now I'm dying to get some scrapbooking done, too! Tomorrow night will hold a birthday party sleepover of 4 six-year-old girls -- that should be a hoot! Sending you sunshine.

Lancashire rose said...

I envy you working out in the garden on such a beautiful day. I was stuck inside at a bridge tournament I had committed to weeks ago. Tomorrow, though, is my time for outside. Nice to see what's going on in your greenhouse.

Diana said...

Lancashire Rose -- It's a bummer when you plan something indoors and it turns out to be a lovely day, isn't it? I hope you can get outside some tomorrow. Even though they are forecasting the possibility of rain, I've given up hope!

Pamela Jane said...

How lovely that you came by to visit me, and how lucky you are to spend a day with your hands in the soil, as you go gently into the New Year! ;)

Gracie said...

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Diana said...

Pamela Jane - I loved your blog -- and shared it with one of my scrap/blogging buddies. I'll be back to visit again.

Gracie - thank you - how sweet. It never ceases to amaze me when I learn people are following my blog. I will humbly collect my award after I spend some time visiting your blog. I went by for a quick look, but will have a nice visit now that I have some time to spend.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Ah you have given me hope that a beautiful spring day will happen here.

What fun you and Miss K had in the garden.

Diana said...

Lisa - we did have a great time. And it's a good thing we took advantage of it, too, because it's 45, windy and cold here this morning. The high tomorrow will be 44 with rain. So, now I can turn my attention to indoor stuff again. Sure enjoyed the outdoors, though! I hear you're supposed to have snow Weds.

Darla said...

Heck yeah that was a good day,love seeing all that you and little one accomplished.

Diana said...

Darla - It was so great to be outside. And then today, we were bundled up inside! Thanks for visiting - have a good weekend!