A year ago, when I retired from teaching, it never occurred to me that I might some day write blog posts about gardening. Let me repeat that.
It never occurred to me.
Yet Sunday morning, on Mother’s Day, I found myself driving once again to the flea market to look at plants. I had about 30 minutes to spare ,and there were only a few vendors open.
First I found 4 fuschia oleander plants.
At the booth with the oleander plants, the lady selling them said, “For you , a good price for Mother’s Day.”
At a different booth, I found two very interesting plants whose names caught my attention.
Corona de Cristos or Crown of Christ
and Bouquet de Novios or Plumeria.
Then , as often happens on these expeditions, I got sidetracked by this.
Once again , on the side of the road, a nice man was selling carpet grass squares for 90 cents each. I bought twenty, loaded them in my truck and headed home to get ready for church; it was only 8:00 AM.
The Plan for Current Purchases
*Early Monday morning, cast fertilizer over bare spots in the yard before the canal rider arrives to open the irrigation valve. I bought a water ticket for 3 hours of irrigation time.
This will be a great adventure. My husband is still recuperating from shoulder surgery. We will switch roles. He can sit on the front porch and point this time.
* Using the limestone, create pathways and a tiny patio by the little house.
*Plant the oleander plants along the east fence of the yard.
*Continue to water the new grass my daughter and I laid this afternoon by the front walk.
Take a muscle relaxer and go to bed.