Saturday, December 09, 2006

Gardening is good for the soul

The last two weeks have been bit rough around here, first our beloved dog Pepper died, my 85 year old father in law who has been in the hospital since August after having quadruple hart by-pass was not able to come home for Thanksgiving and my employer decided to cut employment by 20%. Yesterday I said goodbye to many good friends after working together for many years, going back to work on Monday will not be the same.
This morning I decided to get up before sun up, made some coffee and went out to the garden with my dog Rosie, it was so peaceful. There is nothing like a garden at sun up, it sure puts everything in perspective.
I spend the rest of the day doing what we gardeners do, pulling weeds, cutting back over grown plants, changing pots and much more. It was a great day.

My herbs and tomatoes are doing well, the tomato plants are full of flowers and already have some small fruits. The herbs needed some prunning, specially the sweet basil

I am getting some flowers from my “Yesterday, today and tomorrow” plant, by Christmas it should be full of flowers, this year looks like is going to be a great one.

A friend of my from Vermont mailed me a bag of seed last October and did not tell what they were “Is a surprise” he told me. This is what I have after two months, I recognize the marigolds and hollyhocks the rest look like weeds to me. I’ll let you know.

Today I decided to start composting I’ll let you know how it turns out in future posting.


Brenda said...

I am sorry you have been having such a rough time lately. I hope that it gets better for you soon. It is hard to say good bye to long time friends of every kind. I hope your father in law improves. Yes, gardening is relaxing and gets a person back on track.
I am afraid that I didn't understand this part of your post on my blog, could you explain it to me please. "I have for crowns are they as expensive in Mexico as they are in the states".

Brenda said...

DUH!!! Sorry about that, I had forgotten that I had talked about the dentist and the crown, until I went back and re-read my blog post. Sometimes I am so dense!! I paid 1600 pesos (about $160.00 dollars U.S.) for the crown that I still don't have as yet; but will soon. Can I ask what you paid in the U.S. as I thought that was quite high for here.

Brenda said...

Wow, that IS alot of money for the crowns there.
Did you go through the same process, ie: a temporary filling thing, then an impression for the crown. Then the crown? If so, what is the next step after the impression. I am totally dumb about the whole process and my not too great language is not helping. Thanks. Brenda

Naturegirl said...

Thank You for visiting me at nature-trail so here I am and such sad news here.
I am very sorry to hear of Pepper passing.Our furry creature comforts always have a place in our hearts so now Pepper has taken
it's ~*special place*~.
I have a memory garden where I have planted several beloved pets and a robin that died in my hand.I posted about that sorrow.
Peace be to you at this time and to your family and friends.

Jeanette said...

Hi Rusty
Sorry your having rough time. It Can't get any worse look on the bright side it can only get better. that plant yesterdat today and tomorrow looks nice and your seedling look interesting Take care Mate