Sunday, May 12, 2013

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all mothers and those of us who have mothered anyone anytime.  These beautiful flowers were given to me by my wonderful daughter.  Also the yellow and purple tiny petunias in the gorgeous hanging basket at the top of the blog.

She surprised me yesterday with a trip to a friend's plant farm where she had already paid for these plus two beautiful red geranium plants.  All I had to do was pick them out.  These sweet little alyssum plants will be planted with the geraniums in large pots today.

I love her so much!  Thank you Valerie for all you do for me and for our farm.  You are a wonderful, sweet daughter.  May God bless you richly.

UPDATE:  She just surprised me with another gift!!!!!  A Red Velvet Cake she knows I LOVE.  I know what I'm having for dessert.  THANK YOU.

This was not so good however.  These little tp cups I made for our starter plants have done nothing so far.  I had such high hopes for these.  Only three on the left side have even started sprouting from the first seeds we planted.  I am very disappointed and will probably not continue with this project.  We used a good starter soil, kept the plants covered with plastic wrap and put in a sunny window.

These plants are another story.  I planted these last week.  There are two kinds of lettuce and one type of radish in this little planter.  As you can see they are already taking off.  These were planted in the same starter soil as the other, watered the same and placed in the same sunny window.  No difference there.

Not sure why the other didn't sprout.  I think I will scrape the cups out with the seeds into another small similar planter and see if they were viable or if there's something wrong with the tp cups.

More later.

Again, I hope everyone has a wonderful Mother's Day and my 92-year old mother enjoys her time with two of my sisters today.  She is well and I talk with her often.  Love you momma.


Sue W. said...

First, I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day, Sheryl! Sounds like Val took good care of you, bless her heart.
I'm sorry the tp seeds didn't take off, sure did sound like a good plan. Maybe it was the batch of seeds?
But you have many other growing things to attend to, it appears.
Hurray for Spring! Hurray for Moms!

Sheryl at WovenDreamsFarm said...

Hi Sue. My MD was super. Valerie and Kathy took very good care of me. As far as those seeds go, they all came out of the same package. I think the tp rollers might have something on them, glue or something, that prohibited the little seeds from doing very well. I still am babying them but no luck so far. Oh well. Glad I didn't plan an entire garden around this project. Take care.