Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Early Gardening Tasks

Gardening Plans 2014

Yes, I have a list of garden tasks,

which I am nonchalantly trying to incorporate into conversations with my unsuspecting/suspicious husband,

as in:

Me:  “Hmmm. Who do you think will win the Super Bowl, and we really need to clean out and seal all of the fountains.”

Him:  silence…

Next on my list?

Re-attaching St. Francis’s head to his body.


This St. Francis (above photo) is very special to me.

On a long trip home from San Miguel de Allende

many years ago, my friend Fran helped me get this concrete statue home.


And lastly?

Figuring out what all of these garden bloggers, who have beautiful flower beds, mean

when they refer to it all

as carefree gardening.

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Linking to Wow Us Wednesday






28 comments:

Pura Vida said...

I love the part where you discreetly make suggestions to Mr. WSP. How clever!

Dayle Allen Shockley @ A Collection of Days said...

I'm with you. There's no such thing as "carefree gardening." And the older I get, the harder it gets, but oh, so worth the efforts.

Stacey said...

When you look at Pinterest and they talk about carefree or plant at this certain date, don't you just laugh? Or plant a row of knockout roses with a hostas in front of them? Those articles honestly bug me because it depends entirely on where you live, how hot it is, how dry it is, etc. Only someone who has actually planted and sweated would know that though.

We had a couple of statues that broke when we moved and I did find adhesive that worked. I'll try to dig that up and tell you the name. Now tell me more about your little pond, please. :) You know we had the huge one at our last house and I'm trying to talk Paul into a small one here.

Simply LKJ said...

Love it! Carefree gardening+astroturf and faux flowers!! LOL

Elizabethd said...

I would love to know what carefree gardening is too!!

Nancy's Notes said...

Carefree gardening? Is there really such a thing? If you figure it out, let us know! Okay, I so get a kick out of your conversations with the Mr. and your daughters!

Love your posts and love your awesome blog!


Pondside said...

Carefree????
On 2.5 acres it is hard, slogging work. There are about two weeks in early June when things are perfect but otherwise it is one big chore after another - worth it for the colour, the beauty, the sense of accomplishment.

Pom Pom said...

I don't like gardening to be too much work, but I did weed more last summer. I love zillions of flowers, though.

Blondie's Journal said...

Carefree? Hogwash. And relaxing? Not when you are jumping up from your lounge chair every time you spot a weed.

I love your St. Francis. I have been hinting to hubby every spring that I want one. Hasn't worked yet. I'll try your method.

Can't wait til spring.

XO,
Jane

Patty Rumaker said...

Carefree gardening? I don't know anything about that, but I do love to garden. I am your newest follower. I am loving your statue.
Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

I wish I knew about that carefree gardening. My gardens are not carefree. And, I do think reattaching St Francis's head should be a top priority :)

Always fun stopping by to visit with you!

From the Old InkWell said...

Hi Laura, thanks for dropping by my blog. As I said in my post, I'm a reincarnated blogger. I took a few years off , but I remember you from a time when I watched blogs more closely. Your blog always leaves me with a smile on my face. :). Enjoyed! Please drop by and see me again and I will definitely do the same.

Theresa said...

Carefree? I would like to know that secret:) Your conversation with your husband sounds like me with mine! Enjoy your day dear friend, HUGS!

Donnamae said...

Carefree gardening? Who are they kidding! I like the way you casually throw out comments to the Mr. But, does it work? ;)

Missy George said...

Carefree gardening is when somebody else does the work..

Patty said...

Laura, good icy morning to you! I'm just west of San Antonio where we're hunkering in until we know if our jobs will continue today or not. Meanwhile, I'm trying to catch up with my favorite blogs. I do hope that you will post how you repair your St Francis, since I also have one who has lost his head. I have a one-winged angel who needs fixing, too. "Carefree" gardening....that's when you hire someone to do it for you! Not around here! I got lots to do when it warms up. But looking forward to it.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Always been fond of St. Francis!

Katie Clooney said...

Laura... love your St. Francis statue. He holds a special place in my heart and he is always on my top 5 list of Saints that usually help me when I need it. You are so lucky to be able to start gardening soon. I can't start until May now that I am on the East Coast. Hope you're having a great weekend. Love your blog.

Daisy Jones said...

Hello to you today I am very much admiring your statue all the way from the uk!.....popping by as part of the 'grow your blog day' Its such a lovely way to find super new blogs to read...I am joining along with you too
bestest weekend wishes
Daisy j

Jean Campbell said...

Carefree gardening is when somebody else does the work.

My friend had a St. Francis statue at the end of her swimming pool. A friend brought his new girl friend to visit. One of the first announcements girl friend made was that she was a practicing Catholic. She then looked out the window and exclaimed, "You have a statue of St. John the Baptist!"

Thank you for finding my blog. I must tell you that for the New Year I replaced everyday Pfaltzgraff plates with my Spode Blue Room Collection and we happily use Woodman, Woman at the Well and friends every day.

EvalinaMaria said...

I'm missing your 'grow your blog' post... join us soon!
Evalina, This and that...

Tanya Breese said...

i love your little water garden!

Patty Sumner said...

stoppinb by via Grow your Blog.... Is there such a thing as carefree gardening....NO! Or at least not in my world... love to garden but lots of work...I am making plans for Spring.. lots of moving beds and planting some other things...I am following along with you.. COme on over and visit and follow along with me.. Blessing!

Patty Sumner said...

stoppinb by via Grow your Blog.... Is there such a thing as carefree gardening....NO! Or at least not in my world... love to garden but lots of work...I am making plans for Spring.. lots of moving beds and planting some other things...I am following along with you.. COme on over and visit and follow along with me.. Blessing!

Debbie Borthwick said...

I worked in garden centres before I retired, and I am an avid gardener. If you find out what carefree gardening is, please let me know!
Debbie :)

Christine said...

Thanks for checking in on me.
Sorry I wasn't more inviting but I promise I will get back on track.
Glad to meet you!!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Hi Laura! Thanks for your visit and becoming a follower! I'm happy to follow back, you have a lovely blog. I had to laugh about the "carefree gardening". I'll remember that when I'm lugging the hose around to water this summer when the temps are 90 degrees or more and the humidity is 100 percent! Haha!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Heavens, Laura! Where are you...you are one of the few that doesn't seem to have snow! I've been doing the same thing..clipping..trimming..trying to get things to come back to life from my neglect these past couple of months. Have a nice Sunday.

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