Posts Tagged ‘Topsey Turvy Strawberry Planter’
So, for Mother’s Day I received a Topsey Turvy Strawberry thingamajig. What I really wanted was a strawberry pot. You know, the pots with multiple openings for the strawberry plants. Well, Corvette only went to one store and then gave up the search. I was a little disappointed, but I accepted it and bought the plants and put them in the thingamajig.
I did not water it until after we hung it since it would become heavy after watering. Guess what? It was heavy even without the water. We hung it up and I watered it and that was that. I watered it about every two days since them because it it nearing 100 degrees here these days.
The other night Corvette was telling me that we should put another line on because the line was stretching. I said, we can take care of it this weekend. Yesterday I was watering the berries as usual and I put the hose in the top and just let it run. It is hot outside and I do not want stand and hold that hose up to it. I went in the house to do a few things and a bit later, maybe 10 minutes, I came back out and this is what I saw.
The Topsey fell right into a pot of pansies and the pansies exploded all over my back porch. At first sight I thought, “Oh no”, but then I just started laughing. As you can see, my big red dog, Lucie was a bit shocked too!
Well, I man handled the Topsey out of the pot and yes, it is much heavier when wet! Here are my poor pansies. Kind of looks like a crater in the pot.
Unbelievably, some of the pansies actually survived the impact.
As for the Topsey Turvy thingamajig, it presently resides on the back porch, awaiting a METAL line to hang it on.
Note to Corvette; Next Mother’s Day, just find the strawberry pot. Please!
As a side note, Corvette also wants the TP tomato planter and the TP Hot Pepper Planter.
Tags: mother's day, strawberries, Topsey Turvy Strawberry Planter
Well, I found out, I should have planted my peppers and tomatoes later, when the soil is warmer. Oh, well, it is a learning game. Hopefully, they will thrive despite my unknowledge.
My big, red dog, Lucie.
Who likes to help me garden.
I finally got the Topsy Turvy Strawberry Planter Thing-a-ma-jig done. That thing is heavy! Hopefully, I will have a lot of strawberries soon.
I also planted a few cacti. I put in an Aloe, one Old Man Of Mexico and the flowers I received from Grandma M on Mother’s Day.
I also paid a visit on Sunday morning to my local home improvement store. I mainly went to get strawberries for the Topsy Turvey Thing-a-ma-jig, but of course I walked away with a few extras. This is a barrel cactus that I could not live without.
I also picked up an Anthurium. It is so perfect, it looks almost fake. But I like it and it adds a little bit of tropical to my desert home.
On to my veggies. My corn is growing daily. You can almost see it growing.
My lone Artichoke. Experiment in the making people.
Asian Radish, Carrots and Snap Beans.
Here is my first tomato flower.
Here is what I plan to plant next: Asparagus and Spinach. I looked all spring for Asparagus. Why? I love Asparagus! I did not get to planting these this weekend. Next weekend, yea baby!
Also, on my home improvement shopping trip, I picked up a couple Bird of Paradise for Corvette’s Father’s Day present. Yes, I am early. That is another story. My big, red dog Lucie likes to eat our birds. So far, she has eaten four of them! We have two windows that look out over part of our yard and we want Bird of Paradise plants in front of the windows. I am trying one more time. I guess I will have to police her. Actually, I think she likes to eat the potting soil.
Lastly, here is a photo of my Rosemary and Cilantro. Smells so good! Can not wait to season that turkey on Thanksgiving with the Rosemary!
So what do you do after a day of gardening?
Take a nap, of course!
Tags: big, big red dog, cactus, garden, Lucie, Topsey Turvy Strawberry Planter, vegatables