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Sunday, June 8, 2014

Minions! Where the heck are my minions?!

So many tough choices this weekend - plant garden or vacuum house.  Shovel mulch or do laundry.  Fertilize tomatoes or dust.  Lie motionless on the unvacuumed rug or go bar-hopping.  I threw the last one in just to make sure you were paying attention.  Obviously, I chose the former.

My guess is that I will have no trouble sleeping tonight, providing I can drag my sorry carcass from the living room into the bedroom.  I planted, planted, planted this weekend.  And then planted some more.  This, after swearing that I would cut back on my garden.  I wish I would listen to me.  BUT, I did get tons done, so it was all worth it.  But my house is in desperate need of a once over.  If only those darn minions would appear - I'd settle for the housework fairy.

Amethyst basil.  I bought it because
I didn't have enough plants in my
garden.  It was so beautiful I couldn't
'turn it down,  Or its brother
or sister...

Buckets o' beans.  To plant the
remaining 10 tomato plants.

Electronet finally went up, and the
sheep went out.

Hops vine.  It's scary.
Thank goodness I worked my hiney off - I have tons of blog fodder...and, as you can see from the pics, with all the planting and planting and planting, I am still not done.  Because I cannot ignore a seedling.  Or an amazing nursery.

14 comments:

  1. You just keep right on a'plantin'. It's what we crazy, over-the-top, can't stop fer nuthin' gardeners do. I'm always sure nothing is going to germinate and grow, so I just keep putting in more and more . . . which I'm always sure is not going to germinate and grow. Funny thing, most of it does. Hunh.

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    1. Mama Pea - Oh, dear Soul Sister! It's a sickness - that last seedling, maybe not too hearty looking, but still....

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  2. OMG, that amethyst basil is BEAUTIFUL! I've never seen that. I wonder if someone (hint-hint) might save the seeds this fall (hint-hint) and maybe put them in a seed swap (hint-hint) for others to be able to enjoy such a beautiful (hint-hint) basil plant in their own garden.

    And yes. That hops vine is scary. Very, very scary. What does it look like in three months???

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    1. Carolyn - I know! You should see it in person - it almost glows! And who would that be, saving the seeds (as if) for someone (how many guesses do I get) to plant in their garden...? I will do my best.

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  3. Susan,

    It looks to me like you worked all weekend out in the garden.
    Was your weather really nice this weekend?

    I love the Amethyst Basil!!!

    I say you give one dog the vacuum and the other a duster and let them take care of the house for you :-)

    Glad to hear you had a very productive weekend.

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    1. Sandy - If the dogs weren't terrified of the vacuum cleaner, it just might have been an option... :) I'm thinking of fitting them up with dustcloth booties to see if that would help...

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  4. Shoot. I just remembered that you sent me seeds – and I can't remember what I did with them!!!

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    1. Michelle - Just don't send them back!!!! :)

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  5. You have to do the outside stuff this time of year. The inside stuff is for rainy days or snow days. I have a SPOTLESS house all winter.....in the summer, well, it's Dust Bunnies RULE!!!

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    1. Sue - I'm sorry to admit that my house is never spotless, sun, rain, snow. But it's true - you have to grab those sunny (weekend) days whenever possible!

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  6. Your first paragraph made me laugh! I struggled with clean the bathroom or sit on the porch (ha ha!). Looks like you got a lot done.

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    1. Kristina - Well, I hope the porch won out!

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  7. Hmmmmmmmmm....and where might one go bar hopping in that metropolis?

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    1. Sylvie - Hahaha. I suppose "hopping" would mean there is more than one watering hole (emphasis on "hole").

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