Friday, April 10, 2015

Garden Talk IV & Baseball

"In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt."
- Margaret Atwood

So true! I started a new temp job a few weeks ago at a marketing agency, and my gardening time has been happening in my pajamas as the sun is coming up. I can't count on having the motivation or energy to do anything in the evenings! 

My little zinnias got extremely "leggy" in their egg carton. I planted them in the flowerbed beside the driveway where they will hopefully get lots of sun. Net suggested to plant them at least half-way in the dirt to help with the legginess. 

My azalea in the front is blooming! I've never had a white one before.

And in the back there are red and pink ones coming out.

Volunteer tulips are very unusual. I had several come up but, so far, this is the only one to bloom. There was the cutest little bunny rabbit hopping around this tulip the other morning. I think I disturbed his breakfast!

The purple plant here is thrift (next to pansies) and the grape vine along the side of the house and put out buds. Now if only it will have grapes this year!

Wisteria starting to bloom!

The vegetables from our neighbor Don in the ground. Of the twenty or so plants he gave me, I think about six made it to this stage. They were planted too early and then stayed in cups too long! Oh well, we have Mortgage Lifter Tomatoes, plum tomatoes, poblano peppers, hot pepper mix and California Bell Pepper. I think --- the little tags fell off so some of these may be a surprise in a few months!

The banana tree seemed to grow three feet overnight. This morning was the first time I've noticed it!

Hydrangeas and the other little thing I'm still not sure what it is called!

Thursday night we went to the season opener of the Greenville Drive baseball team. They are an affiliate of the Boston Red Sox and the field even has a mini "Green Monster."

We loved our first Drive game and can't wait to go back! This clown was my favorite part! He had different hats - including an owl that he put on throughout the game.

And he lead the crowd in singing "Sweet Caroline" 

Other garden posts: I, II and III


May said...

Hey Kara! I think your mystery plant is a May Apple. My mom had them in her yard when I was growing up and they will have little white blooms later.

Kara Paulk said...

Thank you, May!!!! I'm so glad to know - I hope you have one:)

Becca said...

I'm glad the game was fun! But, did you win a better seat, 2 seafood buffets from the casino, and a loaf of bread???

Kara Paulk said...

No Becca - put we also didn't get lost in the hood and think we were about to DIE on the way home either:)