Getting stuff done

What a productive weekend we had! It was amazing. I need to get back to work so I can get some rest. ;)

Friday my mom and I took our annual pilgrimage out to Sheldon to the Sheyenne Country Greenhouse–I’m not sure exactly why we started going there, but it’s always great fun and one of the only times I get to spend a few hours with my mom, just the two of us.  So it’s always a good time!

We both bought lots of flowers and I also bought some herbs and dollar perennials–I can’t resist them even if I don’t really need them. But for a buck apiece, it’s hard to go wrong.

Then on to an amazingly productive Saturday. Our deck has been shifting over the years, and our dads both came over on Saturday to help Trevor jack it back up to level again.  There are still a few odds and ends for Trevor to finish up (like putting the posts back on the railing), but the hard work is done and I know he feels much better having that taken care of.

I spent Saturday potting flowers and cleaning out garden beds.  I finished cleaning up the beds on Saturday morning, and wow, did THAT feel good to get that done!  What a relief!  Especially since everything is already growing like crazy.

And I love potting up flowers–finding a combination that looks good and then finding the right pot to put it in.  It’s always fun to see those finished as well. It was a definite challenge this year, since I’m on (self-imposed) lifting restrictions, because of recurring hernias, so I had to call Trevor over multiple times to lift some of the heavier pots for me.  But we’ve decided it pays to be careful. :)

The daffodils and tulips are starting to bloom, and I’m looking forward to a good month or so of daffodil bloom succession; the bonus to planting a few different varieties with different bloom times.  Here are the first, petite little “tete a tete” daffodils.

We’re hoping to get a few little things accomplished during the evenings this week, so we’ll see how that goes. . . as always, I’ll keep you posted. ;)

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