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Gardening Time

This weekend was all about gardening and that’s the best kind of weekend. My friend Doreen came up from the Cape for our annual plant shopping trip.

We hit two nurseries on Friday, with a terrific lunch in between. And here’s our haul from that day:

We hit two different nurseries on Saturday, after a delicious breakfast at home. And here’s our haul from that day:

In both photos above Doreen’s plants are on the left and mine are on the right. I got several varieties of coleus, a few perennials (coreopsis, a hellebore, and a gaura) plus petunias and geraniums for my window boxes, lavendar and stock and sweet potato vine and other things that looked beautiful or interesting.

It was super hot here on Sunday so the only planting I did was to get the window boxes done. I’ll share a better photo of those in a future post but for today I thought you’d get a kick out of my Project Supervisors. They were quite interested in the process but, without opposable thumbs, they weren’t much help.

That’s my gardening update for late May. And now I’m off to a two day conference of the Massachusetts Library Association, the first one in 3 years. I’m ready to gather with my colleagues and talk libraries and books!

I’ll catch up with you here later this week.

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  1. Love to see your nursery haul(s), Carole! Such beautiful plants. Enjoy the conference. (You can rest easy, knowing that your window boxes will be well-supervised in your absence.) XO

  2. I think your supervisors were intrigued that you could be so close but unreachable. Also, why would you dig in the dirt when you could be serving your little overlords? Wishing you a great conference.

  3. If this is where your garden starts, then I can’t wait to see how it ends up! Have a great time at the conference.

  4. Great choices of plants. Lovely colors and a nice mix. Love the picture of Fred and George supervising – LOL. Enjoy your conference…I bet it will be so nice to be with others in person!!

  5. What a plant haul! Well done! 🙂

    Have a great time away… what fun! (and those supervisors… lol too cute!)

  6. I’m loving living vicariously through all the gardening posts. Next year will be my year! Rental housing for the last two years has had us with only our tropicals as we don’t have a sunny exposure.

    Beautiful combinations of color and greenery!

  7. My sister and I did plant shopping on Friday and the back of her car looked much like yours! We had stormy weather all weekend, so I didn’t get started on planting until today. I love how your kitties are looking after your plants! My neighbors have a Siamese cat who loves to sit on my patio and watch my dog go crazy on the other side of the screen!

  8. I wish I was an avid gardener, but I am not. I enjoy looking at your beautiful and colorful yard every year. And your supervisors are getting really big, Carole! Have a great meeting with your fellow bibliophiles!

  9. catching up myself after a … bit of necessary time to process … can’t wait to see all those lovely plants brightening your yard! and yay for coffee on the porch (and hopefully a quick end to pine pollen season). xoxo.

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