Heritage Rhododendrons; Transplants

I transplanted the Seven Sons and repotted the Kousa and Japanese Maple.

Picked up hostas at Lori N’s on the way to get trash at Peter’s. Met her exhuberant retriever and and “friend”. Transplanted all but one clump of hostas to the corner garden. Not sure of this, will wait and see. Planning to put the last clump in the back.

We loved the rhodies at Heritage! Took the tram to the carousel and walked back. I was missing my phone, had left it in the van, then left the keys in the van door.

We got to see the LaSalle and Duesenberg out for a spin.

Hibiscus; Seedlings; Memorial Day

A couple of days ago, we put out the big tropical Hibiscus and the tray of seedlings. I tried transplanting the nasturtiums.

The greens I planted from seed are growing very well.

Washed the poor truck this morning, and it has tree droppings all over it again. Ron washed the van in the afternoon.

Made potato salad, cole slaw and sauteed onions and peppers. Keeping busy. Nice messages from Lori and Eric.

Got a message from a fellow Cape Cod gardener around 3:30 or so, inviting us to bring home three little trees: Japanese maple, Seven Sons and a Kousa dogwood. Was pleased to get a tour of her gardens, which I’ve been hoping to do for a year. The trees are on the deck. Planning to plant the Seven Sons; she recommended waiting on the others until Fall.

My left hand has been hurting, I did something to reinjure it. Put the brace back on this morning.

Graduation Party

Had a great time at the Robbins’ yesterday afternoon. Good company and savory homemade chili and Don’s special onion sauce.

Love Lori’s garden!

This family is everything the Cape used to be before the Chambers of Commerce ruined it: brilliant, artistic, a little eccentric, hard-working. Now it’s all about money and right-wing religious intolerance.

Made a nice recipe from the Service Center that they call “Stuffed Green Pepper Casserole”. They handed me a bag with all of the makings, including seasoning, except for hamburg, which they keep frozen. I substituted delicata squash from Misfits.

Baby Rabbits; Service Center

A baby rabbit found its way into the strawberry garden. An adult and another baby stood by it on the other side of the fence. The second baby huddled next to the adult while the first one tried to jump over the fence.

We were able to help it escape later on. Ron worked on reinforcing the fence for a good part of the afternoon.

I made crustless asparagus quiche and a horrible cornbread from a mix that was so bad that I tossed it.

Went to the Service Center around 11 and came back with bagels and fresh and frozen produce.

I ate an entire can of potato sticks.

Salad for supper.

Using the Used

Cooked the vegetables that were otherwise headed for compost: home fries this morning; roasted spaghetti squash, parsnip and kale; steamed artichoke and asparagus yesterday afternoon.

We did bank transfers yesterday so we could pay the Dixon mortgage. I’m owed $1,100 from different sources. We are wending our way to the end of the month.

Ron started the second composter yesterday.

I buried a little bird.

Pruned off maple tree branches yesterday. Dead Bugged the maple and the birch today.

Baked scones at a cost of about 20 cents each.

DeadBug; Standout; Heritage; Acorns

Sprayed the roses this morning.

Went to Sandwich for the anti-ban standout. Well-attended, nice group.

Had lunch at Heritage and walked around to look at rhodies.

Pulled out a dozen or so sprouted acorns. So many this Spring, in spite of all our efforts to get rid of them last year. Maybe we should hire farm animals this Fall.

Ron is working hard at securing the strawberry garden.

Water Timers; Herb Garden

Ron hooked up the water timers, and they work great. Set up sprinklers this morning.

Ron’s also been working on securing one of the strawberry patches. To keep out the squirrels, though, we’ll need to put fencing on the tops as well.

Rabbits have been around. I won’t say they love to be near us, but they sometimes will tolerate us.

I finished planting the herb garden. It’s quite nice, and it made me happy to do it.

Paid remaining bills and invoiced Jim.

Plant Sales

Yesterday was the big one for plant sales, had to have been at least six on Cape. I went to three in our area: Green Briar, Meetinghouse Farm and Master Gardeners.

Also bought mulch at Scenic Roots and got it spread in the herb garden, then ran out of steam; my body stopped working.

I did have enough steam left to make egg salad for Ron’s lunch.

Went to Meeting today and left after the service to do errands at Eastman’s and Walmart, then returned for the discussion group, which was very worthwhile.

Saw a documentary on the simultaneous decline of Elvis and America.

Timers; Herbs; Weeding

The timer I bought from Amazon doesn’t work. They’re allowing us to send it back even though the timeframe for returns is over. The timer in the front works great. Ron boxed up the other one and brought it to UPS.

I picked up herbs at Sprout Farm and had a brief visit with Phyllis yesterday.

Removed dead material and transplanted over the past couple of days. Cleaned out the herb and the little gardens.

Paid bills yesterday and a bit of troubleshooting with NEPS.

Made onion soup and instant chocolate coconut pudding. The onion soup was very good, will make it again.