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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, April 7, 2010

June er April is Busting Out All Over...

After one day of 92° and another warm day expected,  trees are leafing and blooming.   Take a look at our Kwanzon cherry!

All of my pots are planned for and I completed the shopping list of plants yesterday.  Anyone want to come with me?  I'll be doing the buying next week -- hopefully getting out before Big Guy sends my picture (captioned:  "Don't Sell to This Woman")  to the local nurseries, otherwise I'll be casting a wider net -- Delaware and Pennsylvania, here I come!  :)

This is what my car looked like last year...the front seat was filled, too.
 O Happy Day!!


Jay said...

That's a lot of flowers. I bet your car was smelling good though.

Purple Flowers said...

I know for sure that is ALOT of fun. It's the best kind of shopping I know of.

Linda said...

Looks like you're in for a lot of work fun. Will enjoy seeing everything once the job is complete.

Happyone :-) said...

It feels more like summer. Most people around here have their AC on. I'm just enjoying the warm weather.
Wow, that sure is a lot of plants!
Happy Planting!

Gilly said...

You are a better gardener than I am, Kathy! At the moment my so-called winter pansies are just flowering. Poor little things were totally clobbered by all the snow and ice we had!

But I've been looking through the catalogues, and trying to imagine more summery plants. But I bet I fall back on good old impatiens and small-flowered begonias!!

My tulips are struggling up, though!

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

Can't wait to see all your pots once they are finished. I should plant some flowers in pots for my deck.
We are suppose to get storms tonight and are under a tornado watch until tomorrow night.

Linda Reeder said...

Oh, yes, we're done that. We do tend to plant fewer annuals now than we used to, and more perennials that don't have to be replaced. And tom now raises geraniums from cutting of last year's plants.
Have fun! We'll have towait until Mother's Day to plant out tender plants.

cri said...

Cara Kathy, ti ringrazio molto per le belle parole e per i pensieri che ci dedicherai. Sono un po' avvilita, perche' in 21 mesi ci è successo di tutto e anche se sono ottimista, mi sento un po' giu.
Sono sicura che verranno tempi migliori e che mio padre stara' meglio.
I fiori dell'anno scorso nell'auto sono stupendi!Manderi mia sorella a fare acuisti florali con te, anche lei ha il pollice verde!!!

Palm Springs Savant said...

visiting your blog is such a breath of fresh air. I love the photos and your style Kathy.

Paula from Amen Corners said...

You and my sister would have a blast together as you share a passion for gardening. I think you need a bigger vehicle if you are going to cast your net even further this year! If I see your *picture* posted on nursery windows I will tear it down!