The new garden path I was working on is all done and looking marvelous. Went and got a full truck load of pea pebbles and downloaded it all onto the newly cleaned path, and beyond… all by myself. Phew!
I talked to my dad this morning and mentioned what I had done... I had to laugh when he exclaimed “ay hija!”. He could hardly believe I did all that work by myself. “That’s a man’s job”—he said. Yeah yeah… ;)
I want to believe that whatever I’ve been digging out on that “old dump” part in my garden most likely it is some type of shaggy rug remnants or something that never really got burned in its entirety… whatever it was, it is outrageous and a most disgusting thing.... which by the way, had me so grossed out that I finally had to remove and trashed away all the tomato plants that my poor husband had planted there, including every single one of the tomatoes, because, well, I just couldn’t imagine us eating something that had grown out of that unspeakable pit of…. whatever those people had buried there. I just couldn’t. You can still see the coal on the ground along with all that witch's hair... fur? Ew yucky!
Summer is also for some lovely flower bouquets… I’m excited because as much as I miss the abundance of roses and lovely rose bouquets I used to have around my house, now I have some other type of flower embellishing my spaces…. Yes, hydrangeas!
When we lived in the house in the roses I tried to grow hydrangeas on several occasions, but we don’t have the appropriate climate tolerance up there and I never succeeded. But now I’m dancing under the Southern sunshine and this is hydrangea country indeed. I feel optimistic and as hopeful and eager as a little girl waiting on some hidden treasures to be uncovered before her expecting eyes, as they grow and put up blooms…
I have planted several hydrangea plants around our property… the front porch is embellished with several “Blue Endless Summer” hydrangeas; gorgeous blue full blooms and super green leaves. And on the flower beds along the pond and back porch are the pink hydrangeas… deep, gorgeous orbs of pinks. Those varieties are somewhat slow growing, but the two green lime hydrangeas I planted on the back garden, several months ago are doing marvelous. I brought some of its blooms inside.
Blooms look lovely in these teal tumblers…. only $0.50 at Big Lots
Life changes. Things changes. Every minute. Every day. And perhaps my formal ‘silent’ title, “Queen of Roses” is inevitably fading on the horizon of yesterdays, only to emerge as the future “Hydrangea Queen" of somewhere? ;)
This morning I wanted to imagine what my living room would look like with white furniture, but because I am an experiential type of a learner, which means I have to make meaning from direct experience, I decided to slip covered my sofa with a white blanket so as to have a 'real' idea before committing to buying…
With black and white pillows
More whites, less black...
Add some color?
Still not sure. Should I keep the camel color sofas?
I had never used slip covers before and I don’t know how they will look, or if they will fit my furniture, etc. Custom Fit has some wonderful slip covers, but not a great selection on T-cushions, like my sofas are… IKEA’s white sofas were the best of alternatives. Nice, and fair prices… the cover is easy to keep clean as it is removable and can be machine washed, and they have a range of coordinated covers that makes it easy to give the furniture a new look whenever I get tired of it.
What do you all think?