18 April 2010

my future herb garden & growing kitty cats

yay! i went on an herb shopping spree this weekend...
peppermint, rosemary, marjoram, variegated spearmint, greek oregano, lavender, chives, purple sage, thyme, 
basil, a no-name mystery?, parsley, irish moss {non-herb, but had to have it!}, and finally dill. whew!

and this: 

telling me i'm taking too long getting my baskets planted...

i wanna go!

love the euphorbia in these flowers from a mother's day ad from terrain
i have not visited since it was only known as Styer's and fabulous, i can only imagine how wonderful it is now!

09 April 2010

enchanted euphorbia

yay for Spring! we have three varieties of euphorbia right now!
sure, they can sure be smelly- ok stinky- but i love their alien nature!
just two of the three...

still waiting for the other to bloom- a purple leaf variety!

04 April 2010

happy easter

i miss celebrating Easter as a kid... our grandmother bought us new dresses {usually from the Sears catalog},
and we had to learn a recitation for the Sunday morning church service- which we didn't like so much.
but the best thing was going downstairs Easter morning to find my great Aunt's Easter baskets. 
they were usually huge gift baskets filled with wonderful goodies~ homemade chocolate peanut butter & coconut eggs, plastic eggs filled with toys... 

...because really, hers are thee best & come the closest to my childhood memories.

my great Aunt's Easter egg tree {circa 1990}

Easter Sunday in our  dresses {circa~ a long time ago!}
somehow we always had similar haircuts.