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I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three, grand mother of three, and have been married to the same man for 42 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.


Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Let the Planting Begin...

I've done a lot -- still have some left, but wanted to share what I've done before the *&^%#*^ rabbits eat all of my efforts. Even with the strongest repellents on the market, they love my impatiens, verbena, and roses. Mind you, the impatiens and verbena are in pots! They're climbing in and feasting. Time to borrow one of the grand dogs. Keep in mind that nothing is in full color, yet. Our weather hasn't been consistently warm enough, but I know it's coming.

These lovelies are waiting to be planted.

My Turtle Garden

The Back Garden

Lemon Tree; Gerbers; Verbena, Red Geraniums, and Creeping Jenny; and a pot in waiting. These are the steps the bunnies live under.

The garden that got away -- we'll be reworking this beginning this weekend.

Heirloom Tomatoes and the patio corner garden

Plants on the patio steps
So now you know that I haven't been spending ALL of my time on Facebook!


happyone said...

You've been busy! Everything looks so nice. There sure are a lot of rabbits around. I lost count of how many I saw today!!

Brad said...

It looks great, and oddly, strangly familar...

Ha! your patio umbrella matches my couch pillows!

Twins, seperated at birth!

beachgirl said...

I love your yard.
My daughter is in a major planting mode and is sprucing up our town house in the front.
I wish I had your back yard.

Have an awesome day.

Lena said...

Beautiful! My cat keeps the rabbits away from the garden. I see them out there, but they don't come too close. But this spring we have a huge wood chuck living under the shed. Cat won't help with him.

Cheryl said...

I'll have to visit and see it all in person!

Purple Flowers said...

Really nice job planting. I love the color and pattern on your umbrella - very pretty!
I planted alot of container pots today; it takes more time than I realize, and I came up short. Back to the garden center, and now I think I over bought for the amount I needed...the ups and ups of gardening. :)

Gilly said...

Your garden and pots look really luscious! No wonder the rabbits love it!

jane said...

hi kathy! your garden is my dream garden! everything looks so happy and pretty. if you want, i can send you coco to take care of the rabbits. maybe i should come too, so i can translate...:)

Anonymous said...

oh how pretty! i'm going out to buy some plants!

Jay said...

Your yard is beautiful. Sometimes I think it would be fun to have a house and a yard, but I suspect I would get tired of it pretty fast. But, maybe not. I've never owned a house so I don't really know.

fiwa said...

Your garden is purty! I'd like to come and sit and have a glass of iced tea. I don't blame the bunnies for wanting to live there.

I have some plants I'm waiting to plant too - but it's been raining for dayzzzzzz.

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

All your flowers and plantings are beautiful. I can tell you have spent a lot of time and work on your yard. Maybe one day I can work my yard into shape.

Anonymous said...

Hahaha..haven't been spending all your time on FaceBook. Funny! But yeah, I must say you've done a lot.

To answer your question (I'm sorry,it's been rahter busy here) Cortile is a little court. And I've never ever lived in that Palazzo before (it just felt like home) and all the names below the Corner View post are the ones who participating with Jane's Weekly Corner View. Having these names allows the reader to read every single blog by clicking on the next post. So you don't have to search for the participants.

You seem to have a BIG garden, or not???

Thàt was it, have a great weekend Kathy, XXX, Carmie.

Palm Springs Savant said...

Kathy- looks like you are going to have a marvelous garden this summer! Keep us posted as it grows and matures!

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

It looks great. I love your pots. It looks like you have a big yard. Why is the one garden called a turtle garden?

I ordered some heirloom tomatoes from Seeds of Change. They came when I was sick and I left them in the box, opened the top, and just stuck it outside. It got too much water, and now half of my expensive tomatoes are looking very ill. Sigh. Oh well, the two of us couldn't possibly have eaten the fruit from six tomato plants.